This report builds on the first Status Report on Target E Implementation issued prior to the 2020 Target E deadline. This new edition benefits from more up-to-date and better quality data extracted from government self-assessments in the Sendai Framework Monitor (SFM), and from the initial inputs to government consultations for the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework (MTR SF).
The report highlights the continued efforts made by governments in developing national and local disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies, aligning them to the Sendai Framework, and fostering integration between DRR, climate change, and sustainable development. It also highlights the shift in governments' focus from developing towards implementing their DRR strategies, and confirms the Sendai Framework's principle that Target E is the foundation for achieving other targets and has triggered concrete DRR implementation.
The report comes up with a set of key findings:
- At a global level, there have been significant advances in developing national DRR strategies since the adoption of the Sendai Framework in 2015.
- At a regional level major progress has also been witnessed. The five regions adopted regional strategies at Regional Platforms, which played important roles in improving risk understanding and awareness, and accelerating DRR implementation.
- At a local level, the number of countries that report to the SFM on having local DRR strategies almost doubled, from 51 in 2015 to 91 in 2022.