The project was an interdisciplinary collaboration involving social scientists, geoscientists, structural engineers and humanitarian practitioners. It investigated households’ self-recovery trajectories and the wide range of technical, environmental, institutional and socio-economic factors influencing them over time. It also considered how safer construction practices can be more effectively integrated into humanitarian shelter responses.
Self-recovery from disasters: an interdisciplinary perspective
This paper presents the findings from a pilot research project in the Philippines and Nepal that investigated how disaster-affected households in low- and middle-income countries rebuild their homes in situations where little or no support is available from humanitarian agencies.
- Countries: Nepal, Philippines, Global
- Co-authors: ODI, University College London, British Geological Survey
- Published: October 2017