January 10, 2018

ABSTRACT The devastating 7.6 Richter Scale earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015 noon and its aftershocks mostly affected 31 districts. The quake took a large number of human and animal lives causing massive damage to the buildings and infrastructure in 14 most affected districts namely Dolakha, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Sindhupalchok, Kavrepalanchok, Sindhuli, Makawanpur, Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Gorakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur and inflicted minor damage in 17 less affected districts namely Solukhumbu, Shankhuwasabha, Bhojpur, Dhankuta, Khotang, Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Arghakhanchi, Palpa, Gulmi, Syangja, Parbat, Baglung, Myagdi, Kaski, Tanahun, and Lamjung disricts. The Government successfully carried out instant relief and rescue operation by coordinating national and international well-wishers' hand and cooperation. The government also completed Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) in about a month after the quake which assessed the level and extent of damage in the national level and helped the government to garner international support in the future reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts. The PDNA sufficiently provided quick and summary assessment of the total damage but it did not have the detail information necessary to provide individual assistance to housing reconstruction. A detailed and comprehensive household survey to identify beneficiaries of the housing support was also a precondition of some of the development partners including the World Bank to ensure transparency while providing grants. Therefore, the government decided to conduct this earthquake affected housing survey in order to identify beneficiaries to receive the support. Objectives of this survey are: Collection ot information about earthquake affected houses. Collection of socio-economic information about earthquake affected households. To prepare electronic database of earthquake affected house and household. Census model was used in the in 11 districts and rural areas of Lalitpur district whereas verification model was used in the municipal areas of Kathmandu valley and 17 districts. In the census model, irrespective of the extent of damage, each and every private residential building was visited and assessed. But verification model was used in the municipal areas of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts and 17 districts in which the households enlisted and certified by the local village and municipal authorities as earthquake affected households were only visited and assessed. The use of already existed list significantly reduced the amount of survey work and hence time. In the survey, private residential houses were visited and assessed by trained surveyors. Irrespective of the ownership of the land or the houses built on such land, the damage level of the houses were assessed as long as they were used or built for residential purposes. SCOPE The scope of the HRHRS includes: HOUSE OWNER INFORMATION: Number of owners, sex of house owners, number of houses within and out of enumeration area HOUSE INFORMATION: Legal ownership of land, condition of the house after the earthquake and its aftershocks, condition of house before earthquake, foundation of the building, damage grade of house, technnical solution of damaged house, types of house, position ofhouse, plan configuration of the house, Building Damage Assessment and geotechnical risk. DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOECONOMIC INFORMATION: Information about the household head, Income of the household head, individual information, marrital status, death, age, sex, disability, educatioin status, size of family, social security allowance, facilities use by the household etc. COVERAGE Geographic Coverage Earthquake affected 31 districts: Complete Census: Okhaldhunga, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Dolakha, Sindhupalchok, Kavrepalanchok, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Makawanpur, Dhading, Gorkha Verification Model (on the basis of PDNA basis): Solukhumbu, Sankhuwashabha, Bhojpur, Khotang, Dhankuta, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Lalitpur,Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Arghakhanchi, Gulmi, Palpa, Tanahu, Lamjung, Kaski, Parbat, Syangja, Baglung, Myagdi Universe For 11 districts: Census For 20 Districts: Verification model - damaged houses only. GET MICRODATA