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Ksenia Chmutina, Jason von Meding, Vicente Sandoval, Michael Boyland, Giuseppe Forino, Wesley Cheek, Darien Alexander Williams, Claudia Gonzalez-Muzzio, Isabella Tomassi, Holmes Páez, Victor Marchezini. What We Measure Matters: The Case of the Missing Development Data in Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Monitoring[J]. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 2021, 12(6): 779-789. doi: 10.1007/s13753-021-00382-2
Citation: Ksenia Chmutina, Jason von Meding, Vicente Sandoval, Michael Boyland, Giuseppe Forino, Wesley Cheek, Darien Alexander Williams, Claudia Gonzalez-Muzzio, Isabella Tomassi, Holmes Páez, Victor Marchezini. What We Measure Matters: The Case of the Missing Development Data in Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Monitoring[J]. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 2021, 12(6): 779-789. doi: 10.1007/s13753-021-00382-2

What We Measure Matters: The Case of the Missing Development Data in Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Monitoring

doi: 10.1007/s13753-021-00382-2
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  • 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 indicators—and 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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