Nepal Baseline Assessment Report

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the program in 2016 on ‘Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Emergency Response’ in six Asian countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Under this program, each country has undertaken a Country Specific Baseline Survey to understand the current context and engagement of government entities, the private sector, local NGOs/civil society organizations, international organizations, academia, and the media in emergency response. 

This report aims to summarize the baseline findings from Nepal to identify areas for strengthening capacities for a more effective humanitarian response. It draws from the experiences of various stakeholders during emergency preparedness and response through questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussions to highlight existing practices and factors that facilitate and pose challenges in humanitarian action.