Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery. Developing a Strategy for Improving Seismic Safety of Schools in Nepal. Washington DC: GFDRR, [2010?]. https://www.gfdrr.org/node/153.
"There is growing consensus among stakeholders that public infrastructure in Nepal is particularly susceptible to seismic risk. In 1998 a study conducted by the National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET) revealed that a third of all schools in the Kathmandu valley were structurally dilapidated and needed to be demolished and rebuilt. Furthermore, as high as 60 percent of public school buildings were vulnerable under normal operating conditions. The study highlighted a compelling need for developing and implementing an effective, integrated, and “ground-real” strategy for radically improving the seismic safety of schools all across the country...In light of these risks, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the World Bank initiated a program, “Developing a Strategy for Improving Seismic Safety of Schools in Nepal,” for implementation by NSET. The program aims to develop a national strategy to improve seismic safety of schools in Nepal based on the experiences of demonstration seismic improvement works at six schools in two districts of Nepal."