Recovering from disasters is a difficult process. This is particularly true in the context of a least developed country such as Nepal, where recurrent disasters lead to significant losses of lives and property. Despite much work, efforts at risk reduction have not contributed to achieving the goal of reducing disaster risks. Historically, the responsibility for disaster recovery has fallen mostly on the affected communities themselves as is the case in Nepal, which faces multiple hazard risks. However, Nepal is undergoing a large-scale transformative change, which has the potential to impact the community-based structure of disaster recovery.