Key Milestones and Achievements

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.  

  • A Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and subsequent donor conference were both successfully completed within two months of the earthquake events, with pledges of reconstruction assistance totaling $4.1 billion.  Of the amounts pledged at the conference, the Government has signed over 12 agreements with different development partners.

  • The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) was established on December 22, 2015, and the CEO was appointed on December 25th. Since its inception, important progress has been achieved in terms of policies, staffing, legal procedures and direction. 

  • The NRA has expanded its presence in all local governments of 32 earthquake districts in order to expedite the activities related to post-earthquake reconstruction, augment program monitoring and better address issues on the local level.  

  • The NRA -- with support from the WB, UNDP, JICA, USAID, ADB, DFID and the EU -- led in the preparation of the Post-Disaster Recovery Framework (PDRF) which lays the foundations for development of reconstruction programs and financing plans for all sectors, based on the needs identified in the PDNA.

  • A Program Operations Manual, an Earthquake-Safer Housing Design Catalogue, Inspection Guidelines for the Reconstruction of Houses, and other relevant Acts, Policies, Standard Operations Procedure and Guidelines  were produced by the NRA to guide the activities related to reconstruction. 

  • In May 2016, the NRA established a standard agreement with banking associations throughout the country and has since signed more than 50 agreements with commercial banks to disburse subsidies to beneficiaries throughout the country.

  • The NRA established a Grievance Redness Mechanism (GRM) to receive and file grievance cases and  promote accountability.

  • A new Management Information System (MIS) was designed and launched to increase transparency and accountability.

To learn more about the Program's progress and achievements, please access the following resources

Annual Report for the Nepal Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Program (July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016)
Brief: Achievements of the Government's Housing Reconstruction Program

Program Update as of March 29, 2017

Program Update as of January 31, 2017

Program Update as of June 26, 2017