Key Findings in July

Across 2100 respondents in 14 districts, 49 percent report being able to have committed their own resources to their reconstruction effort. This represents a 1 percentage point decrease from the last survey round in May 2017. As with nearly all of the other questions this round, this can also be considered a relative plateau. It is possible that this slow down in progress is a factor of the monsoon season, as the season is not optimal for building. However, it should be noted that progress in community perceptions has been slowing more generally over the past months. What is most troubling is that the top resource reported to be committed by respondents is money from loans. As we know that low interest loans have not yet been made available, the high rate of loan taking raises additional questions with respect to: what type of loans are people taking and at what interest rate? High interest loans, prevalent across Nepal, could have a long-term, detrimental impact on families’ economic status.

What are people saying?

Type of resources committed

58 %

Money from loan

55 %

Labour

48 %

Construction Materials

42 %

Money from savings

15 %

Communal Support