“The Impact of Natural Disasters on Child Education Outcomes: Evidence from Nepal” (POLICY BRIEF)


Levi Brewer, Leah Crowder, Minseok Lee, Elshad Mikayilov, Sanmita Nepal, Alexandra Perl, Brittany Hardin Tanguay and Morten Wendelbo with Drs. Ren Mu and Leslie Ruyle




Two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal in April and May of 2015, affecting Nepal’s growing education system. The earthquake and aftershock damage destroyed homes, infrastructure, and schools throughout Nepal. Given the amount of damage inflicted on businesses, housing, and the educational sector, this study looks at what was the impact of the 2015 earthquakes on school outcomes in Nepal?

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