Support to Recovery and Reconstruction in Nepal Programme (SRRNP)

Project completed

Three major earthquakes left over 8’500 people dead, 3 mio homeless and affected one third of the population in Nepal. Switzerland’s contribution to the recovery and reconstruction efforts will ensure the equitable distribution of services and provisions especially from a gender and social inclusion perspective through, the provision of direct recovery and reconstruction support to the affected people, capacity building of the local government and other service delivery agencies.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Culture / development awareness
Employment & economic development
Climate change and environment
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Agriculture & food security
Culture & recreation
Employment creation
Rural development
Disaster risk reduction DRR
Health systems strengthening
Protection, access & security
Reconstruction and rehabilitation (till 2016)
Agricultural development
05.06.2015 - 31.12.2019
CHF 4'350'000

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, followed by another earthquake on May 12th. More than 8,500 people were killed, over 600,000 houses destroyed or damaged, leaving ca. 3 mio people homeless. The earthquakes affected almost a third of Nepal’s population. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) launched an appeal for USD 423 mio for humanitarian relief for the affected people and their protection. The Government of Nepal leads the response through the National Emergency Operation Centre. Crucial at this point of transition from relief to recovery will be to link recovery interventions with existing efforts of peace and state building and ensure a conflict sensitive aid delivery that recognizes the needs of the most affected and disadvantaged groups and avoids re-enforcing structures of social and economic inequality.


In the districts with a strong Swiss presence, the recovery and reconstruction efforts are conducted with a special focus on disadvantaged groups to ensure gender and social inclusion in the delivery.

Target groups

The affected population in the districts with strong Swiss presence with a special outreach focus to the most vulnerable groups

Social mobilisers of LGCDP and other monitoring teams of the civil society

Local government agencies and their staff

Medium-term outcomes

Needs for early recovery and reconstruction are assessed from a gender and social sensitive perspective to ensure that the design, implementation and monitoring of the support through the projects effectively reaches the vulnerable persons among the victims

Affected persons, mainly in the districts with strong Swiss presence, have equitable access to recovery and reconstruction support to maintain and improve their livelihoods

Government and relevant stakeholders have strengthened their capacities in disaster risk reduction and to deliver equitable services to the affected people



Expected results:  

Support to infrastructure reconstruction, especially of damaged government and public buildings, transport and communication infrastructure such as roads, and bridges and irrigation facilities;

Economic support such as the provision of vocational training for reconstruction, provision of seeds for the coming planting season, use of forest based materials for the reconstruction and stabilization of slopes where the earthquakes have increased the risk of landslides;

Empowering and mobilizing the affected communities to ensure their access to reconstruction programmes;

Strengthening local district government’s disaster preparedness and their accountability while efficiently delivering services for recovery and reconstruction to the affected people in the districts;

Strengthening the monitoring capacities of local networks and specially trained monitoring teams to ensure equitable provision of goods and services of the recovery and reconstruction initiatives taken by the GoN and other actors.

Results from previous phases:  

This is a one phase project with no previous opening credit.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO
Private sector
  • Other international or foreign NGO North
  • Foreign private sector South/East

Other partners

Civil society organizations

Coordination with other projects and actors

Local government committees, UN agencies or other development partners providing emergency relief to Nepal

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   4'350'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   3'959'353
Project phases

Phase 1 05.06.2015 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)