Open-Ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group: Indicators

Background Documents in Support of the Development of Indicators

The open-ended intergovernmental expert working group on indicators and terminology relating to disaster risk reduction established by the UN General Assembly is developing a set of indicators to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.

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Additional work also provides background references for the development of indicators by the open-ended intergovernmental expert working group.

Local, National and Regional Monitoring & Review

As the monitoring and review mechanisms of the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) transition into the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk reduction (2015-2030), new indicators are required to measure and report on progress at the regional, national and local levels. These indicators would contribute to the achievement of the expected outcome and global targets of the Sendai Framework.

The development of these indicators builds on technical proposals developed by UNISDR and discussed at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and on the deliberations of the World Conference informal working group on targets and indicators. It provides technical inputs into the open-ended intergovernmental expert working group.

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World Conference informal working group on targets and indicators – meetings and comments

This work is piloted and peer-reviewed in selected countries. The aim is to review and define methodologies and technical issues in relation to indicators to support countries in data collection, analysis and reporting on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Coherence with Sustainable Development Indicators

In close collaboration with United Nations agencies, UNISDR facilitates consultations toward the development of disaster-related indicators to supplement the work of the inter-agency and expert group on sustainable development indicators.

Voluntary Commitments

As part of the monitoring system to track progress and report on the implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, it is expected to review how voluntary commitments can most effectively support the achievement of the Sendai Framework, as well be a place for sharing knowledge and expertise of all stakeholders.

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