Achieving coherence between data policies for reporting against the Sendai Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals
Understanding what is currently lost or affected by disasters is highly complex. The number and scope of organizations and disciplines involved in disasters is large, and the different ways in which they approach loss measurement can prove challenging to manage. The Sendai Framework and SDGs are associated with established goals and indicators, which can be used by countries to monitor their progress in addressing global challenges. However, in order for countries to report their progress against these, robust data and information systems will be crucial.
STRENGTHENED STATISTICAL CAPACITY IS NEEDED
Data quality varies from country to country and even between local entities. Currently, there is no standard that introduces a reasonable level of comparability into the resulting assessment results.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PARTNERSHIPS PROVIDE UNIQUE VALUE
Data required for reporting progress against both the Sendai framework and SDGs are often collected and stored by different organizations, highlighting the need for sharing technology and innovations.
Virginia Murray, Public Health England
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk; International Council for Science; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction; Institute for the Study of Society and Environment; Committee on Data of the International Council for Science and Public Health England