Resilience and Disaster Governance: Some insights from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.
Lam, L.M. & Kuipers, R.
Gender, Risk, and Resilience
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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.