Review of Nine Minimum Characteristics of a Disaster Resilient Community in Nepal, Final Report


This report summarizes the findings from a six-month research study, led by Durham University in the UK and the Foundation for Development Management in Nepal, which explored the impact of the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium’s (NRRC) Nine Minimum Characteristics of a Disaster Resilient Community. The study was undertaken at the request of the NRRC Steering Group, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD), and the Flagship 4 community.

The specific aim of the study was to determine if communities that have been subject to a community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) intervention based on the Nine Minimum Characteristics were in a stronger position to protect themselves from, and to recover after, the severe stresses associated with a disaster such as an earthquake, landslide or flood.



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