Brochure: Supporting Nepal to Build Back Better: Key Achievements in UNDP's Earthquake Response

25 Apr 2017

Document Summary

Two years have passed since the earthquakes of April and May 2015 
rattled Nepal to its very core. Although the country is now well into the recovery and reconstruction phase, a great deal remains to be done: hundreds of thousands are still living in makeshift shelters, battling food and water shortages, and struggling to earn a decent living.

UNDP has been working closely with the Government of Nepal and other development partners, as well as communities, to extend support to affected people in the worst-hit areas through its recovery programme, with a focus on vital post-earthquake development initiatives, including resurrection of community infrastructure and public services, as well as restoration of livelihoods.

At the same time, UNDP also holds the longer-term vision of raising Nepal’s resilience against similar shocks in the future. To this end, it has been providing technical assistance to the Government in developing recovery policies, as well as strengthening disaster risk reduction mechanisms.

This brochure offers a succinct look at UNDP’s key contributions to Nepal’s recovery and the effor to Build Back Better and Stronger over the past two years.

PDF versions of the document in both English and Nepali can be downloaded from the links on the top right corner of this page.

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