Key Findings in March

Across 14 districts, 50 percent of people have been able to commit their own resources to their housing reconstruction project, a slight increase, of 4 percent, over last round. Far more men than women have been able to commit their own resources.

Janajatis have been able to commit their own resources more frequently than any other caste/ethnic group. Those who have already completed their reconstruction were the most likely by far to report committing their own resources to do so (80 percent). However, 51 percent of those have committed their own funds from a loan, which gives a worrying snapshot of the status of borrowing for reconstruction.

In Bigu, Dolakha focus group discussions revealed a communal practice of all members putting their effort into collectively building one member’s house at a time. This was seen as a good practice to be encouraged and replicated elsewhere. However, a signi%cant drawback to inclusion also came to light. Houses of single women in the community were not in the queue for collective reconstruction, as those women were not seen able able to contribute to their neighbors reconstruction projects.

What are people saying?

District hightlights

72 %

of respondents in Nuwakot have committed their own resources

64 %

of respondents in Rasuwa have committed their own resources

88 %

of respondents in Lalitpur have NOT committed their own resources

67 %

of respondents in Makwanpur have NOT committed their own resources

Resources committed

55 %

labour

51 %

Money/loan

49 %

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