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Indicator 13.1.1: Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population

Has the US established national and local disaster risk reduction strategies?


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Actual indicator available
Actual indicator available - description
Date of national source publication
Method of computation Summation of data from National Progress Report of the Sendai Monitor
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source Fall, 2018
U.S. method of computation US Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness, including the National Preparedness Goal and the National Preparedness System
Comments and limitations
Date metadata updated 2017-10-30
Disaggregation geography
Unit of measurement Yes/no
Disaggregation categories
International and national references
Time period
Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population
Target name Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
Global indicator description National DRR strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: national disaster risk reduction strategies and plans, across different timescales with targets, indicators and time frames, aimed at preventing the creation of risk, the reduction of existing risk and the strengthening of economic, social, health and environmental resilience (Sendai Framework, para 27(b)). In the Sendai Framework, link with DRR and climate change adaptation is strongly advocated. Note: the DRR strategies need to be based on risk information and assessments. Country: A nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory Note: Terminology will be discussed and finalized in the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group for Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
UN designated tier 2
UN custodial agency UNISDR (Partnering Agencies: WMO, UNFCCC, UNEP)
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Organisation National Security Council/Executive Office of the President
Agency Staff Name Amy Rosenband, NSC
Agency Survey Dataset National Security Council/Executive Office of the President
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