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Reviewing Composite Vulnerability and Resilience Indexes: A Sustainable Approach and Application

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  • Angeon, Valérie
  • Bates, Samuel

Vulnerability–resilience indexes fail to grasp all dimensions of sustainability, whereas sustainable development has gained momentum. We fill this gap with a hierarchical multimetric composite index (Net Vulnerability Resilience Index: NVRI) whose robustness relies on a mathematical algorithm based on graph theory. A worldwide application shows that (i) both vulnerability and resilience are policy-responsive and that (ii) there is no determinism for a country to remain vulnerable or resilient. The NVRI enables us to identify a country’s strengths and weaknesses and determine the policy orientations that should be implemented to achieve sustainability.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 72 (2015)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 140-162

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Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:72:y:2015:i:c:p:140-162
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.02.011
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