The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has published a special issue on Nepal’s reconstruction and recovery in the Progress in Disaster Science (PDS) journal.
The first volume of this special issue records the progress achieved during the earthquake recovery process, in the belief that the significant achievements highlighted will be useful at national, regional and international levels, as a means of helping others to prepare for earthquake and other disaster events in the future and to mitigate the resultant impacts likely to be encountered.
The papers included in the PDS journal cover a number of important areas of reconstruction, ranging from private housing to governance, to cultural heritage, livelihoods, economic recovery, social impacts, disaster risk reduction and other cross-cutting issues.
It is believed that the papers will be useful to researchers, policy makers, students and general practitioners engaged in the field of disaster management. Most importantly, they will serve as a mirror reflecting how Nepal completed its reconstruction after the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake.