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NRA, building DLPIU technical staff survey report
This report comments on a survey initiated as part of a joint effort launched by the Housing Recovery and Reconstruction Platform (HRRP) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), with a wide range of reconstruction actors, in November 2017 to look at what factors are impacting households’ reconstruction process in Nepal in order to offer more effective, and targeted support.
This survey was carried out with the technical staff from the Building District Level Programme Implementation Units (DLPIUs), as they play a hugely important role in the housing recovery and are often the GoN representatives on reconstruction who have most contact with households directly.
This survey was designed and launched with the following objectives:
- To understand how Building DLPIU technical staff access information and how they share it with households,
- To understand how to better support information sharing to technical staff and from technical staff to households,
- To gather more information on the experience of Building DLPIU technical staff and to increase focus on them and the important role they play in the reconstruction, and
- To provide space for Building DLPIU technical staff to share what support they feel they need.
Results of the survey indicate that the impact of hiring such large numbers of technical staff for reconstruction efforts is not being fully realised and that without further investment from reconstruction actors (government and non-government) this will not be possible. The Building DLPIU technical staff are at the forefront of the reconstruction, working as the GoN’s reconstruction representatives at household level. The importance of this role needs to be acknowledged in terms of the support that is provided to facilitate the staff to carry out their work.