A Needs and a Capacity Assessment of Fire Preparedness in the Municipalities of Nepal

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The objective of this study was to assess existing capacities, identify gaps and propose a way forward. The study methods included a review of secondary information, including existing laws, policies, guidelines, and strategies and collection of primary information through consultation with duty bearers, rights holders and stakeholders in fire risk management. A detailed checklist designed to assess current technical, financial, managerial and institutional capacities, identify issues and concerns and to map a way forward was designed and materialized. A total of 500 respondents, 50 respondents from each of the municipality were consulted for quantitative analysis. All the information collected from various sources was then tabulated, analysed and synthesised to prepare a draft report.