The report focuses on the first five months after the Nepal Earthquake of April 25, 2015. Interviews conducted during the EMI Field Mission from June 14-19, 2015 were supported by extensive desk research conducted by the authors to document pertinent information on the response and early recovery activities involving the Government of Nepal and other stakeholders. The report examines the current legal and institutional framework for disaster risk management in Nepal and highlights its gaps and limitations in the context of the recent disaster. The case study also includes a discussion on opportunities and projections for long-term recovery and reconstruction and incorporates the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction on Reconstruction 2015-2030, which helps to be better prepared and aware for future disasters of such character.
Although, the report covers significant material for the first five months after the devastating earthquake, EMI recognizes that it is relatively early to converse about the final rearrangements and long-term recovery plans. Despite this, EMI identifies this disaster as significant to consider re-evaluating strengths and opportunities of the current legal framework for disaster risk management that contributed to the effectiveness of the response of the Government of Nepal towards this disaster. DOWNLOAD HERE