Nepal’s reconstruction is considered one of the largest and most challenging reconstruction endeavors because of its wide-ranging geographical coverage, mountainous terrain and inexperienced government agencies to undertake such massive reconstruction and recovery programs.

Nepal suffered 2 major earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks in April & May 2015. The earthquake sequence destroyed 498,825 houses and rendered another 265,000 houses uninhabitable.

Under the leadership of the Government, Nepal is taking steps in the right direction to carry out a successful housing recovery process and to build back better. The Nepal's Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Program  is moving forward at steady pace and has reached important milestones.  


Where do we stand today

The reconstruction of houses affected by earthquake has been progressing well.

The private housing reconstruction process continues in the 14 most affected districts. As of June 26, 2017 28,019 houses have been rebuilt and 63,902 are under construction. The Government of Nepal has also started the distribution of first tranche in the 17 less affected districts and has agreed to provide support to landless quake survivors and people living in vulnerable settlements by developing integrated settlements
May 22, 2017 The National Reconstruction Authority has begun the process of developing integrated settlements with the purpose of relocating five vulnerable settlements from five highly quake-affected districts.

What's New

Kathmandu, May 29: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has prepared criteria for risk reduction of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) while undertaking post-earthquake reconstruction works. The NRA’s Executive Committee meeting today approved the criteria.

The criteria has been set…

Kathmandu, April 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has vowed to avoid delay in the post-earthquake reconstruction despite the country facing a major battle against coronavirus.

June 6, 2017. The Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority, Dr. Govind Raj Pokharel, made a keynote speech on ‘Early lessons from post-earthquake recovery in Nepal’ at the third edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) hosted in Brussels.

Take a Look

Nepal strives to leave no one behind in earthquake reconstruction

Her old dwelling located in Namobuddha municipality in Nepal’s central hills was damaged by the 2015 earthquake. A group of mobile masons is busy building a new house for her, in the adjacent courtyard. “I cannot wait to move into the new house,” she says with an apparent glimmer of hope in her eyes. Learn More...

In Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction, women masons are breaking gender barriers

Kamala is one of 149 women mobile masons hired by the National Reconstruction Authority in 14 districts most affected by the earthquake for providing socio-technical assistance under the World Bank-supported Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Project

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Beyond brick and mortar: Rebuilding lives through entrepreneurship in Nepal

Chiya (tea) Station, a small café in the middle of a busy market in Banepa, Kavrepalanchowk looks similar to other teashops in the area. From the outset, it is yet another emerging business but Pravesh Sharma, the owner, feels otherwise. Learn More...

Video: Rebuilding a More Resilient Nepal. Remarks by Annette Dixon, South Asia Regional Vice President, the World Bank.

Two years after the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal, the resilience of the Nepalese people is seen through the process of rebuilding the country one brick at a time. Learn More... 

Stories of Hope: Meet Rukmedi Adhikari, a woman from Thansing, Nuwakot District

“Our house collapsed completely when the earthquake struck. The reason why we are starting building the house is because they are giving us support.  I think it’s better if the money gets deposited in the bank account. That way, I think I won’t spend that money for other household items" Learn More... 


Stories of Hope: Meet Ayush Baskota, a Civil Engineer from NSET

"I think that these kinds of trainings help in establishing a disaster resilient community - not just a house but the whole community. The training is really important as the local masons also give trainings around their villages and they also impart this knowledge to those around them" Learn More...