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Guidelines for assessing the sources of risk and vulnerability

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  • Canagarajah, P. Sudharshan
  • Siegel, Paul B.
  • Heitzmann, Karin

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Social risk management (SRM) is a new means of looking at poverty, risk, and risk management that was recently presented in the World Bank's Social Protection Strategy Paper. The SRM perspective addresses how vulnerable households can be helped to better manage risks and become less susceptible to potentially damaging welfare losses. This paper provides some basic concepts and guidelines for organizing ideas and information that are relevant to risk and vulnerability assessments. Several templates are provided in the Annex, along with a list of completed and ongoing World Bank reports that investigate risk and vulnerability.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 31372.

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Date of creation: 01 Jun 2002
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:31372

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Keywords: Insurance&Risk Mitigation; Health Economics&Finance; Environmental Economics&Policies; Social Risk Management; Banking Law;

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