In response to General Assembly resolution 62/208, the United Nations Development Group continued to provide direct technical assistance to the implementation of post-disaster and post-conflict needs assessments, strengthening the effectiveness of its methodology as a common platform for joint planning and response to crisis and post-crisis situations. During the reporting period, the assessments were held in Yemen, through which a recovery plan, “joint initiative for Saada”, was prepared.

To strengthen knowledge and capacity with respect to the post-disaster and post-conflict needs assessment processes and methodology, a series of training events were developed and implemented by the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Union, targeting the staff not only of those institutions but also of other regional institutions, thus broadening the partnership. The initiatives resulted in the training of 75 staff members from the United Nations system, the World Bank, the European Union and the African Development Bank.