Southeast Asia is one of the regions in the world that is highly vulnerable to a wide range of disaster risks. The deadly mixture of natural hazards, growing populations, rapid economic growth and climate change puts at risk the lives of 621.7 million people and threatens the stability of the region’s combined GDP of $3 trillion. From 2000-2016 alone, direct damage has been pegged at $98 billion, with floods, storms, and earthquakes having the biggest economic impacts. This is expected to continue to rise as exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards remain unabated due to uncontrolled urbanisation and unplanned urban growth and development. In light of this, this study looks at how the concept of resilience is mainstreamed, if at all, in the national development plans of selected Southeast Asian countries using the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, as an evaluation framework. First, it starts with a review of how resilience has been interpreted and framed in both academic and grey literature. It then zeroes in on how the concept is embedded in the national development plans of selected ASEAN member states, particularly the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Data will be collected through desk review and will involve comparative content analysis of selected long-term and medium-term plans in the region. Findings from the study are expected to contribute to current academic and practitioner discourses on improving disaster risk governance, as called for in the Sendai Framework and Sustainable Development Goals 2030.