The objective of the Assessment is to estimate the impact of the 2017 floods that affected the Terai region and to identify medium-term recovery needs. The Assessment of disaster effects and re - covery needs is led by the National Planning Com - mission (NPC) in close coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) and other line ministries. A core team of NPC and focal points from the respective line ministries undertook the Assessment under the leadership of the Vice Chair of the National Planning Commission. The World Bank and UNDP provided technical assistance.
The Assessment covers 18 most affected dis - tricts and nine sectors based on the disaster effects data reported by the ministries. The Initial Rapid Assessment (IRA) was undertaken from 14 to 20 August 2017 under the leadership of MoHA; sector specific assessments were done by the line ministries.
The nine most affected sectors are grouped as follows: • Social Sector: i) Housing; ii) Health; and iii) Education • Productive Sector: i) Agriculture; ii) Live - stock; and iii) Irrigation • Infrastructure Sector: i) Transport; ii) Water and Sanitation; and iii) Energy