GNDR is bringing local perspectives to the global conversation on the implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Our new data provides specific insights to one or more targets of the goals under review at the 2019 High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development. 

What all these local voices are telling us is clear: disaster risk reduction cannot happen without sustainable development, and development will not be sustainable if it does not reduce disaster risks.

Each tab in this section gives an overview of regional trends on inclusion and policy coherence, and it can be used to support monitoring progress towards several goals, including goal 10 on reduced inequalities, 13 on climate action, 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions, and 17 on partnerships.

Sustainable development must be risk-informed

When Views from the Frontline partners sit down with communities and start a conversation about the threats faced locally, the link between disaster risk reduction and sustainable development is clear.

Communities in Bangladesh highlight poverty reduction and employment as actions to reduce the disaster risk caused by cyclones. Flood risk in Chad can be reduced by taking actions against corruption, according to VFL respondents in many localities there. The main barrier to reducing drought risk in Guatemala is high levels of poverty, while conflict is the main barrier to tackling flood risk in several communities in Honduras.

Views from the Frontline data shows that communities deal with a combination of risks that derive from natural hazards, economic instability, poverty, conflict and more. It also provides valuable information on how impactful sustainable development actions are to increase communities’ resilience.

Disaggregated data for six global regions

By clicking on a regional tab, you will find a short analysis of selected Views from the Frontline data for the region. You can explore the data by choosing to look at a specific country from the regional list, selecting different filters to view responses from a particular community group, or comparing responses from government, civil society organisations or community members.