Key Findings in March

Seventy percent of respondents report having knowledge of safer building practices. This is an improvement from 64 percent just two months ago. As usual, women are far less con%dent than their male counterparts in their knowledge of safer building practices.

As with all information related questions: women, elderly, lower caste, disadvantaged indigenous and to some extent rural people have less knowledge of safer building practices.

At the district level, Sindhuli overwhelmingly reports being least informed on safer building practices.

Radio, Village Development Committee (VDC) and community members were the most frequently cited sources of information that respondents had learned about safe building practices from.

What are people saying?

How do you plan to use these practices?

Consulting engineer before building (72%)

Employing trained masons (46%)

Use all safer building practice elements (34%)

Where did you get this information?

40% got safer building practice information from a community or family member

50% got safer building practice information from the radio

43% got safer building practice information from their VDC