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Addressing the interplay of the Sendai Framework with Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean: Moving forward or going backwards?
This contributing paper addresses the analysis of progresses between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) agendas in LAC and its complementary features. Interplay and connections are highlighted together with an analysis of coherence among indicators. The SFDRR constitute an overarching global milestone for creating a better sustainable future worldwide. The risk component of the agenda under the SFDRR, must be better embedded into the SDGs and integrating disaster risk management policy with broader development objectives at national and subnational levels in many countries is still a work in progress. Comprehensive and contextualized analysis of the progress of SFDRR and SDGs related to the Latin America and the Caribbean region need to be fully addressed in order to examine synergies and trade-offs with the two global agendas
This study finds that, despite the richness of several indicators, the examined evidence suggests that derived from the current progress, indicators are unable to completely reflect the dynamics among disaster risk drivers for both the SFDRR and the SDGs in the region. Unless disaster risks are effectively addressed and managed, disaster losses and impacts will continue to affect development efforts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development. The study concludes that indicator frameworks for both agendas need to be coherent, robust and integrated into national development planning in order to ensure and demonstrate that progress can be made in the compliance of goals and targets for the benefits of society.