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

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  • Samuel Bates

    (LEDa - Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine - Université Paris-Dauphine)

  • Valérie Angeon

    (CEREGMIA - Centre de Recherche en Economie, Gestion, Modélisation et Informatique Appliquée - UAG - Université des Antilles et de la Guyane)

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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Date of creation: 2015
Publication status: Published in World Development, 2015, 72, <10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.02.011>
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-01291345
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.02.011
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