An Assessment of Earthquake Relief and Reconstruction Assistance

ID-77-25: Published: Mar 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1977.

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The assistance provided to Nicaragua following the earthquake in December 1972 could have been more effective had all projects been completed on time and had the Nicaraguan Government provided adequate maintenance of projects after they were completed.

The assistance greatly helped in taking care of immediate needs and restoring public services and facilities. Many of the Las Americas housing units, constructed in May 1973 still lack indoor bathroom facilities, however, and the reconstruction of some public facilities is 2 years behind schedule.

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