Key Findings in March

Across 2100 respondents in 14 districts 13 percent have already completed their reconstruction. For those who have have been delayed in their reconstruction, the main reasons are cited as: shortage of skilled labour, shortage of building materials and waiting to apply for a subsidy loan from the government.

In this round, 12 percent of respondents still believe that they will wait until they receive the second tranche to begin rebuilding. This is an improvement over last round’s 17 percent, but the 5nding highlights the fact that important information barriers remain for some. Women were more likely than men to believe they could wait for the second tranche to begin reconstruction. Dalit and Tamang respondents were also more likely than other caste/ethnic groups to believe they could wait for the second tranche. Similarly, rural people were more likely than those living in urban areas to believe they could wait for the second tranche to begin.

This triangulates the question on information needs being met. The same groups who feel they do not have suf5cient information are those that mis-understand the grant process, and do not realize that they will not get the second tranche unless they begin the reconstruction process, and have their foundation signed off by a government engineer.

Rural respondents were most likely to state that they plan to complete their reconstruction only after suf5cient availability of labour/masons (16 percent). Whereas urban respondents were most likely to plan to complete their reconstruction after taking subsidy loan from the government (19 percent).

What are people saying?