5th meeting of the Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics in Asia and the Pacific and Workshop on Disaster Risks in East and North-East Asia
At its fourth meeting in October 2016, the Expert Group finalized a report of findings from their pilot studies and developed a list of priority pending measurement issues or areas in need of further study to provide concrete recommendations for finalizing the DRSF. The recommendations would include discussions on the relationships with indicators for the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to confirm a good alignment between the draft DRSF and core concepts and monitoring and reporting requirements under the Sendai Framework and SDGs.
The DRSF outlines statistical methodology for the building blocks of disaster-related statistics in a systematic and consistent manner, thereby serving as a reference guide for developing and improving the quality of basic statistics related to disasters. The DRSF is intended for use by officials from Governments to develop the quality of national statistics on disasters, with the added benefit of improving comparability among nationally reported statistics that are used for calculation of indicators for international progress monitoring.
The Expert Group has functioned since 2014, and is expected to deliver its recommendations and outcomes of its work (in the form of it final draft of the DRSF) to the ESCAP Commission in May 2018.
Taking advantage of the opportunity to organize this meeting in the Republic of Korea, hosted by ESCAP East and North-East Asia Office, a training workshop will be organized in connection with this meeting focussing on special considerations for disaster risks in East and Northeast Asia.