Author/s:

Islam, M.
Kibreab, G.
Kolade, O.

Publisher:

Wiley Online Library

Year of Publication:

2018

This study draws on structured interviews of 285 villagers and semi-structured interviews of 20 key stakeholders to investigate the effectiveness of resourcing for post-disaster housing reconstruction in Bangladesh. Through evaluating post-disaster housing reconstruction theories and approaches, the synthesis of literature and empirical fieldwork, this paper develops a dynamic theoretical framework that moves the trajectory of post-disaster housing reconstruction towards the construction of more resilient
houses. The results of descriptive statistics, multiple regression and thematic analyses indicate that only 6 per cent of reconstructed houses could withstand cyclones, and access to resources played a pivotal role in post-Sidr and post-Aila housing reconstruction.

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