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 gradually expanded its presence in the 14 districts most affected in the earthquakes and it has also established seven regional offices to augment program monitoring and to 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 and an Earthquake-Safer Housing Design catalogue were produced by the NRA and are being used for all housing reconstruction efforts.

  • 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.


Source: Government of Nepal. National Reconstruction Authority 


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