Rebuilding a More Resilient Nepal: Key recommendations for reconstruction and recovery

Indramaya Shrestha (63) searches for belongings in the remains of the collapsed building in which she lived with her brother-in-law and his family when an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck Nepal.
Indramaya Shrestha (63) searches for belongings in the remains of the collapsed building in which she lived with her brother-in-law and his family when an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck Nepal, killing her brother-in-law and leaving the family homeless. Photo: Aubrey Wade / Oxfam.

This briefing paper considers the successes and challenges of the response so far, and looks at what must be done to ensure that Nepal recovers in a way which makes it more resilient and more equitable.

The April 2015 earthquake devastated Nepal, affecting more than eight million people. Nepalis have shown remarkable resilience in the face of the disaster, and six months on people are rebuilding their homes, their lives and their country. Reconstruction provides an opportunity to build back better and create a stronger, more equal country that is more able to cope with crises. However, this opportunity is being missed, leaving Nepal vulnerable to future shocks and disasters.

This briefing paper considers the successes and challenges of the response so far, and looks at what must be done to ensure that Nepal recovers in a way which makes it more resilient and more equitable.

Rebuilding a More Resilient Nepal: Key recommendations for reconstruction and recoveryRebuilding a More Resilient Nepal: Key recommendations for reconstruction and recovery

Authors    
Jackson, Ruth

ISBN    
978-1-78077-972-0

Publisher    
Oxfam International

Series    
Oxfam Briefing Papers

Type    
Policy paper

Publication Date: 
October 2015