Effective Combinations of Information Content and Channels for the Post-disaster Reconstruction of Rural Housing: A Case Study of the 2015 Gorkha, Nepal Earthquake


This study utilized survival analysis to assess how information content and channels impact post-disaster recovery activities, focusing on house reconstruction after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Scientific, technical, and financial aid information were considered, delivered through linking and bonding networks. Results showed that scientific information via linking networks expedited repairs, while technical information via bonding networks led to faster repairs. Financial aid information delayed repairs, particularly if delivered through linking networks. Effective information dissemination and institution design can enhance recovery timelines.


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Hitomu Kotani, Riki Honda

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International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

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