Risk is increasingly systemic. If we want to reduce risk then we also must be increasingly joined up in our approaches: working cross-sectors, between and within institutions, and ensuring harmony from policy through to activity.

The Sendai Framework was the first of the world’s best-known policy agendas. It set out the case for development to be risk-informed in order to be sustainable. Direct economic losses from disasters have increased by more than 150 per cent over the past 20 years, with losses disproportionately borne by vulnerable developing countries. 

Both the Sendai Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outcomes are a product of interconnected social and economic processes. As such, there is a lot of synergy between the two policy instruments. In fact, Sendai Framework monitoring is intended to complement monitoring of 11 SDG indicators listed below (corresponding Sendai Framework indicators in brackets):

SDG indicators


The Sustainable Development Goals Report is submitted every year to the High-level Political Forum (HLFP), drawing on data collected and reported by countries on an annual basis. In 2019, reporting on progress towards the shared indicators between the Sustainable Development Goals and Sendai Framework fed into the High-level Political Forum and Sixth Global Platform.