The aim of this course is teach students about the social, economic, and financial implications of disasters as priority for the governments. It also includes The Damage, Loss, and Needs Assessment (DLNA) methodology, developed by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in the 1970s. Particularly, it comprises of i) the Design and Execution of a Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment for Task Team Leaders (TTL); ii) Conducting Damage and Loss Assessments after Disasters; and iii) Estimation of Post-Disaster Needs for Recovery and Reconstruction. The aim of this course is to train students in utilizing the above methodology to quantify the impacts of disasters and to determine the necessary financial resources to achieve full reconstruction and recovery of damaged assets. The final output is a DLNA report of a selected disaster that impacted the Philippines and the corresponding Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, Disaster Risk Strategy i.e. to retain, reduce, or transfer the disaster risk. It also includes identifying the socio-economic impact of any given disaster, as well as the exposure of sector assets. Further, report includes an estimation of expected hazards damage estimation to categorize the disaster i.e., minor, medium, or major disaster based on the damage shock on the economy of the impacted area i.e., local, regional, or national. The output can be individual or group effort and must be presented for oral defense.