The concept of structural economic vulnerability and its relevance for the identification of the Least Developed Countries and other purposes
AbstractThis paper was prepared by Professor Patrick Guillaumont, as a contribution to the expert group meeting of the Committee for Development Policy on climate change, conflict and other issues related to the review of the criteria for the identification of least developed countries (LDCs) which took place in New York, 2-3 February 2011. Structural economic vulnerability is a major obstacle for the development of LDCs. The paper discusses the conceptual, methodological and empirical issues related to the economic vulnerability index (EVI) developed and used by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) in the identification of LDCs. The note also addresses the relation between physical and economic vulnerability to climate change as well as the role of the EVI in allocating official development aid and as tool for development research.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs in its series CDP Background Papers with number 012.
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Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Conflict; economic vulnerability; least-developed countries; climate change;
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- F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-06-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2012-06-13 (Development)
- NEP-ENV-2012-06-13 (Environmental Economics)
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