Strong accountability is one of the cornerstones of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

A set of 38 indicators, recommended by an Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group, are used to track progress in implementing the seven targets of the Sendai Framework as well as its related dimensions reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 11 and 13.  

As of March 2023 unless mentioned otherwise.

SFM in General

  • 156 countries (80% of countries in the world) reported on the
    global targets through the Sendai Framework Monitor.
  • 76 countries have reported on all seven targets.

Target A: Disaster-related deaths and missing persons (excluding COVID-19)

  • Average disaster-related mortality per 100,000 population declined from 1.60 in 2005-2015 to 1.15 in 2013-2022 (a decline of 28%).
  • During 2015-2022, the average annual disaster-related mortality stood at 41,789 persons in absolute terms.

Target B: Disaster-affected population

  • Number of disaster-affected people Increased from 1,092 per 100,000 population during 2005-2015 to 2,034 during 2013-2022 (an increase of 86%).
  • On an average, more than 130 million people were affected by disasters each year globally during 2015-2022.

Target C: Disaster-related economic losses

  • Direct economic loss averages 0.37% of global GDP of reporting countries during 2015-2022.
  • Provisional data shows that in 2022, direct economic loss accounts for 0.83% of global GDP.

Target D: Disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services

  • From 2015 to 2022, over 800,000 critical infrastructure units and facilities, including schools and hospitals, were damaged or destroyed due to disasters.
  • In the same period, more than 12 million educational, health, and other basic services were disrupted by disasters.

Target E: National and local disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies

  • 126 countries have reported having national disaster risk reduction strategies, compared to 55 in 2015 (two-third of countries in the world and an increase of 130% since the adoption of Sendai Framework).
  • 102 countries have reported having local disaster risk reduction strategies. Average proportion of local governments in such countries is 72%.

Target F: International cooperation for disaster risk reduction

  • International cooperation for developing countries remains limited, as developing countries reported only US$ 304 million of official development assistance (ODA) plus other official flows for supporting disaster risk reduction actions in 2021.
  • From 2005 to 2022, 1,742 programmes and initiatives on science, technology and innovation transfer in disaster risk reduction were reported by 39 countries.
  • In the same period, 33,441 instances of capacity development on disaster risk reduction were reported by 42 countries.

Target G: Multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS)

  • 101 countries reported having MHEWS, compared to 47countries in 2015 (an increase of 114%).
  • Two third (66%) of the countries reported having MHEWS have self-assessed their MHEWS with “limited to moderate achievement.”

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