Maintain institutional memory.
The fact that government staff (i.e., Chief District Officers, army, police) are frequently transferred poses major problems for response; ‘institutional memory’ is not retained within districts. Mechanisms need to be created to maintain knowledge. They must be put in place so that all district-level activities can be sustained and enhanced despite high levels of staff turnover. This could be achieved either by pairing up Chief District Officers with a counterpart with extensive local experience, or by hiring Chief District Officers locally and bringing them to Kathmandu regularly for capacity building and networking opportunities.