Sendai Framework

Monitoring of the Sendai Framework: An Introduction

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.

Global Targets

The Sendai Framework introduces seven global targets to assess global progress toward the expected outcome.

Seven targets of the Sendai Framework

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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:

  • Global and Custom targets and indicators:
    • The seven Global targets and thirty-eight global indicators will measure progress made by all countries on disaster risk reduction by the year 2030. These will contribute to the global analysis of the country level information submitted by countries and documented in the biennial Global Assessment Reports.
    • Additionally, the custom targets and indicators are nationally defined instruments by Member States to measure their progress against the four priorities of the Sendai Framework. They are based on the priorities of respective countries and will be reflected in the national DRR reports of the countries.
  • Input, Output and Outcome Level Targets and indicators:
    • Input level: Nationally defined, appropriate public policy indicators to measure the implementation of the 4 Priorities and the Sendai Framework in general
    • Output level: Nationally defined targets and indicators to measure reduction of risk and increase in resilience
    • Outcome level: Global targets and indicators as described above, which are objective and comparable

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Sendai Framework and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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.

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