Key Findings in December
Seventy percent of respondents across 14 districts said the post-earthquake reconstruction process is making progress. There has been a gradual, but mostly steady increase in perceptions of progress amongst earthquake affected communities over the course of 2017. With a slight dip in July 2017, potentially due to monsoon related reconstruction delays, the overall sense of progress being made has increase from only 49 percent in January.
Findings were fairly consistent across caste/ethnicity, except in the case of Sherpa, where 67 percent were not satisfied with the process, compared to the average of 24 percent. Among districts, 68 percent of respondents from Okhaldhunga were not satisfied, whereas Rasuwa and Sindhuli both have over 90 percent satisfaction. The top things most preventing progress reported by those who do not feel the process is making progress were: government policies unclear (30 percent), lack of money to finish house (17 percent), delays in decisions regarding grievance filed (13 percent), delays in fund disbursement (12 percent), and installment basis of tranche disbursement (11 percent).
What are people saying?
Top things preventing progress?
Unclear government policies
Lack of money
Delay in decision
Delay in fund disbursement