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Guidance for Recording and Sharing Disaster Damage and Loss Data: Towards the development of operational indicators to translate the Sendai Framework into action actionreduction translate the Sendai Framework into action

Abstract: 
This report provides guidance to Member States in improving the coherence and completeness of the national disaster damage and loss data recording process, necessary for supporting evidence-based disaster risk management policies and actions. It proposes essential elements of an assessment methodology for recording damage and loss data and recommends simplified aggregate figures for sharing the data following a common data exchange format. The proposed common framework for damage and loss data recording directly supports reporting on indicators for global disaster risk reduction targets, envisaged as part of the EU commitment to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The guidance provided herein is a first iteration and is expected to evolve with further consultation and experience from the multiple stakeholders from Member States.