Housing, land and property issues in Nepal and their consequences for the post-earthquake reconstruction process

This report produced by CARE Nepal warns that reconstruction in Nepal following the 2015 earthquakes might leave some earthquake-affected people behind, including very vulnerable ones such as squatters, undocumented citizens or owners without a formal land title. The report highlights land use planning as a necessary step in reconstruction, and recommends specific actions to allow progressive rights to become effective in practice.

After analysing the current state of tenure in Nepal and its consequences on the earthquake recovery process, the report formulates recommendations both for reconstruction operations and further programming in favour of equal tenure rights. These recommendations are directed to various stakeholders (INGOs, Nepalese NGOs, donors, central and local government bodies and the private sector). The report also details different procedures to obtain useful documents to secure land rights in Nepal (citizenship certificate, land registration certificate and family ID).

  • Countries: Nepal
  • Co-authors: Community Self-Reliance Centre
  • Published: February 2016

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