Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/190111
Authors: 
He, Lulu
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2018/62
Abstract: 
The aim of this study is to identify needs for recovery from people's perspectives under a localized context following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. A qualitative approach was applied to collecting and processing data which consist of 114 semi-structured interviews with earthquake-resettled households, six focus group discussions, interviews with community leaders and government officials, and participant observations. Data suggest that recovery needs at local communities are sustainable because the affected population is more concerned about productive living and development issues rather than physical reconstruction. While building new houses appears to be the most urgent task, people wish to have permanent ownership of land at a different place for reconstruction, and to gain employability for overseas job-hunting. These needs are interlinked, and the interlinkage is manifested in the reliance on the central authority to take action. These findings imply that comprehensive recovery from the earthquake calls for reconstruction in multiple sectors.
Subjects: 
post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA)
sustainability
community recovery
resettled households
earthquake
Nepal
JEL: 
Q54
H12
Y80
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-504-6
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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