Covid Rapid Impact Assessment – Butwal/Janakpurdham

This document has been handed over to Butwal and Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan Cities.
This document is in English.

The document discusses the challenges faced by partner municipalities of the Nepal Urban Resilience Project (NURP) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown. It highlights the potential economic impacts, especially on vulnerable groups, and emphasizes the need to consider these effects in municipal planning. The objectives of a COVID-19 rapid assessment include understanding the challenges and opportunities, assessing the impact on various population subsets, evaluating development and resource implications, identifying engaged partners, and contributing local data to national-level assessments. The aim is to inform municipalities on the likely impact of the pandemic on their budgets and development plans, promoting inclusive and resilient urban growth.