Conflict, Earthquakes, and School Outcomes: Two Studies on Nepal
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The increased frequency of natural disasters globally has prioritized the need for a broader understanding of disaster resilience. More recently, on April 25 and May 12 of 2015, two major earthquakes devastated many Nepalese communities, inflicting damage on multiple sectors of the society. Given the enormous amount of damage caused by the earthquakes, this natural disaster is the greatest natural disaster tragedy to hit Nepal in over 80 years. Almost ten years before the earthquakes shook Nepal, ten years of destructive armed conflict came to a end. This study will examine the link between these two events, both conceptually and empirically, by addressing the question: Did conflict experience during the armed conflict in Nepal impact the degree of damage resulting from the 2015 earthquakes?
Brewer, Levi; Crowder, Leah; Lee, Minseok; Mikayilov, Elshad; Nepal, Sanmita; Perl, Alexandra; Hardin Tanguay, Brittany; Wendelbo, Morten (2017). Conflict, Earthquakes, and School Outcomes: Two Studies on Nepal. Available electronically from