Nepal: Experience, Gaps and Needs in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Financing


Nepal faces significant vulnerability to natural hazards, ranking 11th globally in terms of earthquakes, 4th for climatic hazards, and 30th for floods. Kathmandu is identified as the 21st most vulnerable city worldwide, making Nepal a natural disaster hotspot according to a World Bank report. Disturbingly, the country experiences an average of "1 disaster and 2 deaths per day" based on data from the DesInventar database spanning from 1971 to 2007. Contributing to its susceptibility, Nepal lies on a seismic active zone, as indicated by geological studies. These findings underscore the urgent need for robust disaster risk reduction and preparedness measures in the region.




National Planning Commission

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