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Measuring Structural Vulnerability to Allocate Development Assistance and Adaptation Resources



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Assessing the vulnerability which is independent of present policy is needed both to identif, the most vulnerable poor countries, and to design criteria for the allocation of international resources. With this regard two kinds of vulnerability and corresponding indices are considered: the structural economic vulnerability (as measured by the UN Economic Vulnerability Index, EVI) and the physical vulnerability to climate change (as measured by the Ferdi PVCCI Index); the former is more likely to be used for the allocation of development assistance, the latter for the allocation of adaptation resources. The two indices and their possible use are compared, while the rationale for their aggregation and for an integrated process of allocation is respectively discussed.Dernière mise à jour : Janvier 2015

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  • Patrick GUILLAUMONT, 2015. "Measuring Structural Vulnerability to Allocate Development Assistance and Adaptation Resources," Working Papers P68, FERDI.
  • Handle: RePEc:fdi:wpaper:991

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    1. Michaël GOUJON & Mathilde CLOSSET & Sosso FEINDOUNO, 2014. "Human Assets Index Retrospective series: 2013 update," Working Papers P110, FERDI.
    2. Gnangnon, Sèna Kimm, 2013. "Structural vulnerability and excessive public indebtedness in CFA Franc Zone countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 816-832.

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    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth


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