Resilience and Disaster Governance: Some insights from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.

Author:

Lam, L.M. & Kuipers, R.

Editor:

First

Date:

2019

Region:

South Asia

Theme:

Gender, Risk, and Resilience

Language:

English

Publisher:

Elsevier

Full Harvard Reference:

Lam, L.M. & Kuipers, R. (2019). Resilience and Disaster Governance: Some insights from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Vol 33. p321-331.

This paper examines how resilience was operationalised in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake, focusing specifically on housing, reconstruction and governance. Appling a mixed method approach, the authors conducted policy analysis on two major recovery and reconstruction policy documents, in addition to extensive fieldwork in Nepal. Results demonstrated many contradictions between resilience-based policies and practice. The reconstruction process was characterised by low level community participation and lack of response to gender inequality and social exclusion.