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Published: 2016

Building better and safely: stimulating the private sector for sustainable solutions in Nepal

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Rather than focusing on how to reconstruct that portion of Nepal that was damaged in the April 25 2015 earthquake, the purpose of this document is to look to the future, with a particular emphasis on how the private sector can be stimulated to take action in non-earthquake impacted areas so that an effective strategy can be taken to prevent such devastating losses in the future. It examines the questions: How can the private sector be engaged and profitably involved in building and improving safe structures in Nepal? What can be done to establish the framework and create the proper incentives? What lessons can be learned from other countries, especially from those that have large sections of their populations on low, informally earned incomes?

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I.G. Peppercorn

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