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.