Key Findings in August

Across 2580 respondents in 40 palikas, 68 percent feel their main reconstruction needs are being addressed. This represents a five percent increase over the last survey round in May 2018.
Among those whose main needs are not being addressed, the top unmet need remains financial resources, building materials, skilled labour, and information on reconstruction policies. The need for building materials in particular has dramatically increased this round, with 53 percent of those whose needs remain unmet citing it as one of their top two priorities. The need for financial resources has also increased, from 65 to 84 percent. This may reflect attempts of households to gather resources during the rainy season in order to start building once monsoon is over.
Among the different districts there is significant variation in level of needs being addressed. As in the last round, we see that those districts outside the “14 priority districts”, urban centers, and districts which were less heavily affected, such as Makwanpur, Solukhumbu, Chitwan, Lamjung, and Kathmandu are more
likely to not feel their needs are being addressed. Conversely, districts which have been prioritized from the beginning, such as Sindhupalchok, Dolakha and Dhading are relatively more positive about their reconstruction needs being met.

What are people saying?

Top unmet reconstruction needs

84 %

Financial resources

53 %

Building materials

17 %

Skilled labour

10 %

Information on reconstruction policies