The Sendai Framework is a 15-year, voluntary, non-binding agreement which recognizes that the State has the primary role to reduce disaster risk, while noting that this responsibility should be shared with other stakeholders, including local government and the private sector.
The Sendai Framework focuses on the adoption of measures which address the three dimensions of disaster risk (exposure to hazards, vulnerability and capacity, and hazard’s characteristics) in order to prevent the creation of new risk, reduce existing risk and increase resilience to withstand residual risk.
The Sendai Framework introduces seven global targets to assess global progress toward the expected outcome.
A set of 38 indicators was identified to measure global progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The indicators will measure progress in achieving the global targets of the Sendai Framework, and determine global trends in the reduction of risk and losses.
The scope of monitoring has been categorised in a number of ways:
The Sendai Framework targets and indicators contribute to measuring disaster-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular SDG 1 – End poverty in all its forms everywhere, 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.