Nepal Earthquakes Appeal Meta-Synthesis


A meta-synthesis of DEC members’ and others’ work with the aim of learning lessons from the actions in Nepal for future disaster response, in Nepal and elsewhere.

This study attempts to address three questions. The first is the benefit of hindsight - would members have done anything differently, knowing what would have happened in the three and a half years following the earthquakes? The second is enacting commitments from the Grand Bargain - what could be done differently to improve aid? The third is existing recommendations that have been provided from already-completed evaluations - what are the main lessons to learn?