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Aid management and institutional capacity in Nepal

The government has responded swiftly but long-standing deficiencies in institutional strength and governance capacity persist.

Nepal now faces the arduous task of strengthening institutions, building capacity and improving disaster management policies.

SUFFICIENT time has passed since the Nepal earthquake in April to reflect on deeper structural causes and institutional failures. The crisis attracted global attention and placed developed world organisations face-to-face with Nepal's own weakened governance capacity. While aid management is an