Learning from Nepal NRA to inform the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority


Nepal is in the process of setting up the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA). Under the federal context, it is critical to restructure and devolve disaster risk reduction and management functions to the provincial and local governments. Nepal is also in the phase of post-earthquake reconstruction and is rebuilding infrastructures and supporting livelihoods through the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). The NRA has come through the context of political transitions as well. This study was carried out to inform the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and wider stakeholders about the issues that need to be considered whilst setting up and operationalizing the NDRRMA learnings from the NRA experience. Information was collected and analyzed from both documented sources and individual consultations. This policy brief presents the summary of these findings and makes some potential recommendations.




Dinanath Bhandari, Christopher Hodder



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