UNDP Around the world

UNDP & the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

17 May 2017
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Overview

UNDP’s disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by both delivering and protecting development gains from the impacts of disasters and climate change. By working with governments and partners towards ‘risk-informing’ national, local and sectoral development planning processes, UNDP helps build the resilience of communities and nations in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Climate Agreement.

In 2016, UNDP’s country level DRR and recovery efforts have reached expenditures of US$2.1 billion (2005 – 2016); a significant increase from the USD$ 1.7 billion in 2015 at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Through enhanced integration with climate change adaptation and a firm focus on partnerships and mechanisms to deliver on Sendai, UNDP, since 2005, has helped 148 countries develop national and local DRR strategies and action plans; supported 84 countries to understand and communicate risks through disaggregated risk assessments; worked with 90 countries to strengthen their legal and regulatory frameworks for DRM; and supported 110 countries to develop post-disaster recovery capacities.