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Title: Household Livelihood Recovery after 2015 Nepal Earthquake in Informal Economy: Case Study of Shop Owners in Bungamati
Authors: Chatterjee, Ranit
Okazaki, Kenji
Author's alias: 岡﨑, 健二
Keywords: Disaster Recovery
Informal economy
Nepal Earthquake
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Journal title: Procedia Engineering
Volume: 212
Start page: 543
End page: 550
Abstract: The 2015 earthquake caused widespread damage in Nepal causing monetary loss of billions of dollars. Majority the households in Nepal are engaged in informal sector and relies heavily on local market and tourism. In Nepal, livelihood and households are not only linked through livelihood, built space, goods and services, but also through culture and traditions. As a result, understanding their linkage is important for effective recovery to further facilitate strengthening of community resilience. This article focuses on household and livelihood recovery within the first two years of the earthquake in traditional settlements Bungamati. Participatory mapping followed by narrative analysis of the interviews is used for understanding the linkages. Narrative analysis of the field interviews conducted with the shop owners generated six types household assets. Further, these assets were linked with the various coping strategies in the post disaster situation. The findings suggest three main type of coping strategies for livelihood recovery namely; Intensifying use of capitals, dependency on social capital and mitigate consumption and expenditure.
Description: 7th International Conference on Building Resilience; Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction, ICBR2017, 27-29 November 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
Rights: © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Peer-review under responsibility of the scientific committee of the 7th International Conference on Building Resilience. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.070
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