This course includes the social, economic, and financial implications of disasters as priority for the government. It also includes The Damage, Loss, and Needs Assessment (DaLA) methodology, developed by the globally-recognized Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in the 1970s. Particularly, it comprises of: the Design and Execution of a Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment for Task Team Leaders (TTL); Conducting Damage and Loss Assessments after Disasters; and 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. Further, it includes identifying the socio-economic impact of any given disaster as well as the exposure of sector assets. It also reinforces resilience by promoting the “Build Back Better” principles in reconstruction and recovery efforts.