Social Science Baha


Evaluating Responses to the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes

Funding Agency: American Jewish World Service
Duration: 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
The broad objective of this research was to understand the scale and manner of the humanitarian response triggered by the 2015 earthquake. It identified the major humanitarian organisations, both governmental and non-governmental, involved in relief and rebuilding efforts, and the working modalities adopted by these organisations to help the earthquake-affected population. The study also assessed the impact of these interventions on the target population and the larger society, while also exploring how and what specifically these external actors have or have not contributed towards developing community resilience that would allow people to respond better to future calamities.