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Nepal government’s emergency response to the 2015 earthquake: a case study

Source(s):  Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

This paper utilizes the National Disaster Response Framework 2013 guidelines to analyze the large-scale disaster response of the Nepal government’s institutional system in the wake of the 2015 earthquake. The methodology includes in-depth interviews with key informants, focus group discussions, field observations, and document analysis.

The study found that despite limitations in institutional capacity and scarcity of resources, government institutions such as the Nepal Army, the Nepal Police, the Armed Police Force, the District Administration Offices, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and major public hospitals made a significant contribution to support the victims. Nevertheless, it also revealed the current weaknesses of those institutions in terms of response effectiveness and provides recommendations for enhancing their capacity.



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  • Nepal government’s emergency response to the 2015 earthquake: a case study
  • Publication date 2018
  • Author(s) Shrestha, Bahul; Pathranarakul, Pairote
  • Number of pages 27 p.

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