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Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
This report explores the challenges associated with acquiring and using scientific evidence during a disaster response, focusing on the 2015 Gorkha earthquakes in Nepal.
It examines the extent to which scientific information was used during the diaster response and sets out the key actors involved in the response effort, their information needs and how these were communicated to scientists and other knowledge providers. The paper also explores how scientific information was produced and the methods by which it was shared.
The authors make a series of recommendations and highlight the need for: