The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Policy Brief June 2019

Falling through the cracks: women and vulnerability in urban housing reconstruction post earthquake 2015, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

6 September 2019

Author: Lucila Carbonell 

Reconstruction support is not reaching vulnerable groups such as low-income single women in the Kathmandu Valley, despite government policy acknowledging their needs. Nearly four years after the earthquakes of 2015, vulnerable groups are living in a worse situation than before the disaster; they have not been able to rebuild their homes and will not be able to do so without support. 

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