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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(8), 127; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7080127

Nepal Government’s Emergency Response to the 2015 Earthquake: A Case Study

Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA), National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), 118 Moo 3, Serithai Road, Klong Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand
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Received: 28 May 2018 / Revised: 28 July 2018 / Accepted: 29 July 2018 / Published: 1 August 2018
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This paper utilizes the National Disaster Response Framework 2013 guidelines to analyze the large-scale disaster response of the Nepal government’s institutional system in the wake of the 2015 earthquake. The methodology includes in-depth interviews with key informants, focus group discussions, field observations, and document analysis. The study found that despite limitations in institutional capacity and scarcity of resources, government institutions such as the Nepal Army, the Nepal Police, the Armed Police Force, the District Administration Offices, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and major public hospitals made a significant contribution to support the victims. Nevertheless, it also revealed the current weaknesses of those institutions in terms of response effectiveness and provides recommendations for enhancing their capacity. View Full-Text
Keywords: Nepal earthquake 2015; government’s response; international support; disaster risk reduction Nepal earthquake 2015; government’s response; international support; disaster risk reduction
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Shrestha, B.; Pathranarakul, P. Nepal Government’s Emergency Response to the 2015 Earthquake: A Case Study. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 127.

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