What we measure matters: the case of the missing development data in Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction monitoring
journal contributionposted on 25.11.2021, 13:09 by Ksenia ChmutinaKsenia Chmutina, Jason von Meding, Vicente Sandoval, Michael Boyland, Giuseppe Forino, Wesley Cheek, Darien Alexander Williams, Claudia Gonzalez-Muzzio, Isabella Tomassi, Holmes Paez, Victor Marchezini
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030’s (SFDRR) framing moved away from disaster risk as a natural phenomenon to the examination of the inequality and injustice at the root of human vulnerability to hazards and disasters. Yet, its achievements have not seriously challenged the long-established capitalist systems of oppression that hinder the development leading to disaster risk creation. This article is an exploratory mapping exercise of and a collective reflection on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SFDRR indicators¾and their use in measuring progress towards disaster risk reduction (DRR). We highlight that despite the rhetoric of vulnerability, the measurement of progress towards DRR remains event/hazard-centric. We argue that the measurement of disaster risk could be greatly enhanced by the integration of development data in future iterations of global DRR frameworks for action.
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