Key Findings in January

Across 2100 respondents in 14 districts, 52 percent of people say that their main reconstruction needs are being addressed. This marks the first time that the question on “main needs” has tipped the scales from majority negative to majority positive responses. While there is still a long way to go, it is encouraging to observe this incremental progress through the regular Community Perception Survey.

Differences between different groups do present themselves. For instance, urban populations are found to be less satisfied (46 percent positive) than rural populations (53 percent positive). There are also particular districts that emerge as more positive than others; in particular, Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap and Sindhupalchok (80, 72 and 65 percent respectively), with Sindhupalchok and Dhading displaying the highest proportion of “completely yes” responses (8%).

Regarding reconstruction needs, financial resources stood first as 82 percent of respondents noted it as one of their top two needs, followed by building materials (39 percent). Compared to the previous round (January 2017), the relative weighting of these priorities is decreasing (from financial resources 93 percent and building materials 49 percent), but they remain top priorities.

What are people saying?

Top reconstruction needs

Financial resources (82%)

Building materials (39%)