Aid and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Nepal: Synthesis Report

This report synthesises findings from a survey and research conducted in June 2015.


On 25 April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Thousands were killed, tens of thousands were injured, and hundreds of thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed. A second major earthquake struck less than three weeks later.

Aid providers quickly responded. But developing effective plans for long-term sustainable recovery requires learning from relief efforts to date and understanding the needs and challenges that lie ahead. The Independent Impacts and Recovery Monitoring Nepal (IRM) project contributes to this by assessing longitudinally five issues – aid delivery and effectiveness; politics and leadership; social relations and conflict; protection and vulnerability; and economy and livelihoods. This report synthesizes findings from a quantitative survey and qualitative research conducted mid-late June 2015.


Michaels, L.; Chingchit, S.; Barron, P. Aid and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Nepal: Synthesis Report. The Asia Foundation, San Francisco, USA (2015) 94 pp.

Published 1 January 2015