Nepal 2015 Earthquake: ADB's Response
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April 2015, followed by many aftershocks, caused devastation in much of Nepal. Almost 9,000 people have been killed with over 22,000 more injured. Nearly 800,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, along with some 30,000 classrooms, rural roads, government offices and businesses, and heritage sites. The widespread impact is expected to undermine economic growth in the immediate term and could push more people back into poverty. ADB is committed to providing funds and expertise to help Nepal recover from the earthquakes and to build back better.
Recent Significant Disasters in the Asia and Pacific RegionThe recent disasters that affected Indonesia and Nepal serve as a call to risk-prone countries throughout Asia and the Pacific to build and vigilantly maintain resilience to catastrophes.
ADB to Boost Disaster Resilience of Quake-Damaged Schools in NepalADB's Board of Directors has approved a loan and grant package totaling more than $160 million to improve schools’ resilience to disasters in three provinces of Nepal.
ADB, Nepal Government Hand Over Reconstructed Earthquake-Resistant School to CommunityADB and the Government of Nepal handed over the newly reconstructed Shree Kali Devi Primary School in Kavre District to the community at a ceremony today.
Building Schools Better in NepalMore than 150 retrofitted school buildings withstood the earthquake that rocked Nepal in 2015. Now hundreds more schools are being upgraded to keep students and communities safe.
ADB, Nepal Kick Off Reconstruction of Earthquake-Hit Government BuildingsRam Prasad Thapaliya, Joint Secretary at Nepal's NRA, and Kenichi Yokoyama, ADB Nepal Resident Mission Country Director, today laid the foundation for the reconstruction of government buildings in Dhading under EEAP.
ADB, Nepal Government Launch Reconstruction of Earthquake-Hit SchoolsKavre, Mahadevsthan – Honorable Minister of Education D. R. Poudel and the Country Director of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Nepal Resident Mission, Kenichi Yokoyama today laid the foundation for the reconstruction of Shree Kali Devi Primary School in Kavre District.
Faster Public Investment Crucial for Nepal’s Recovery - ADB PresidentADB President Takehiko Nakao today met with Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli and Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Paudel to discuss Nepal’s economic recovery and social development after the earthquakes in 2015.
ADB Approves Japan-Funded Grant to Rebuild Nepal Schools, LivelihoodsADB today approved a new $15 million grant to rebuild schools, provide microloans to help restore livelihoods, and to boost awareness of disasters in the 14 districts most severely affected by the recent earthquakes in Nepal.
Solid Foundations for Nepal's Schools in Earthquake-prone RegionFor the children of rural Nepal, the prospect of studying in an earthquake resilient school is the dream of a new beginning after the 25 April 2015 earthquake that devastated the country.
ADB Provides Budget Support Loan to Nepal After EarthquakesADB has approved the release of a loan of about $27.5 million equivalent which Nepal will use for budget support as the country recovers from the devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015.
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- Reopening schools and rejuvenating hope in Nepal after the earthquake
- Updated economic outlook following Nepal’s earthquake — needs and priorities
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- ADB's initial analysis of the economic impact of the Nepal earthquake