Rebuilding a more resilient Nepal: Two years after the earthquakes, progress continues in housing reconstruction. Remarks by Annette Dixon, South Asia Regional Vice President, The World Bank.

In 2015, two major earthquakes struck Nepal, killing 9,000 people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.  Two years later, the resilience of the Nepalese people is seen through the process of rebuilding the country one brick at a time. Under the leadership of the Government of Nepal and with collaboration from development partners, the housing reconstruction program continues to move forward. As of February 2017, 95% of affected households had received assistance, including more than 450,000 households having received the first tranche of the government housing subsidy to rebuild their homes utilizing stronger and more resilient methods and materials.  Under the leadership of Nepal's National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), systems are in place to track progress and achievements on the ground, to track the flow of funds, and to continue working in a coordinated way among stakeholders, both, in housing reconstruction, as well as in other sectors of the economy