Disaster-related Statistics Framework (DRSF) version 2.0 was posted for consultation from 26 December to February 9th 2018 . It was  the second round of online consultation, building on  draft version 1.0 (September, 2017), working papers from previous meetings, and the  results from pilot testing. The final draft for this handbook will be the main output of the Expert Group and its multi-year process of open consultations, exchanges of current practicse, and interactions with other groups.

DRSF describes a basic range of disaster-related statistics, from studies of current practices among participants in the Expert Group, along with detailed descriptions of the main concepts, classifications, and related guidance, with an aim to create a common reference towards increased harmonization of official statistics related to disasters. This includes a collection of tables (templates), which provides a visualization of what is possible from current collections of basic data if compiled into structured tables for presentation of statistics in response to the specific needs in analysis. 

The final, post-consultation version of the DRSF Handbook will be published on this web page very soon. The secretariat, in close collaboration with Expert Group members and other participants in the consultation, is currently working on incorporating the comments received and editing the document. 

Draft DRSF for Consultation (ver. 2.0)

Basic Range of Disaster Statistics Tables

Draft Glossary


Part I: Disaster-related Statistics Framework    

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2 Main Concepts for Measurement

Part II: Guidance for Implementation

Chapter 3 Statistical Classifications and Defintinions
Chapter 4 Principles for Implementation
Chapter 5 A Basic Range of Disaster-Related Statistics
Chapter 6  Measurement Units & Data Sources 

Annexes (coming soon)

The Main text for review above is complemented by an ongoing initiative by the Expert Group to develop a repository of descriptions of current methodological practices and pilot stuides from countries and international organisations. These examples help to  elaborate what the applicaion of DRSF concepts looks like in practice and provide a reference for other countries to  conider developing or adapt their own methodologies. 

  • Sendai Farmework and SDG Intenational Indicators
  • Global Macro-scale Analysis of Disaster Occurrences
  • Population Exposure to Hazards Methodology
  • Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics: Impact of Climate Change on Human Life (ICCHL) Survey
  • New Zealand Case Study: Impacts of Canterbury Earthquakes
  • Indonesia Case Study: Risk Assessment Methodology
  • Mongolia Case Study: Vulnrabilty to Extreme Weather and Climate-related Disasters
  • Pacific Islands Case Study: Population Exposure to Hazards in Small Islands
  • Philippines Case Study:  Pilot Collection of DRR Expenditure Statistics
  • Thailand Case Study: Disaster Statitsics and the Population Census