Improving Post-Disaster Damage Data Collection to Inform Decision-Making Final Report
V. Silva, P. Kalakonas, M. Massabo, T. Bedrina, P. Campanella, A. Avagyan, J. Bevington, D. Farrier
Collection of damage data following major disaster events is a fundamental exercise for a multitude of purposes, such as emergency management, resource allocation, fund mobilization and reconstruction planning. The processes involved, and scales of damage assessments vary by country, peril and context. Numerous sector-specific data collection activities provide an estimation of damage, loss and post-disaster needs in order to provide relief and facilitate the commencement of reconstruction and recovery efforts.