Journal Special Issue
Vulnerability in Development

Advances in Concept and Measurement

The six papers in this Special Issue to provide insights into advances in conceptualizing and measuring vulnerability, in particularly household vulnerability to poverty and country and regional vulnerability to external shocks. All of the papers were presented at the WIDER Conference on Fragile States – Fragile Groups, held in Helsinki in June 2007. The aim of the papers collected here is to consolidate the current state of the art as far as the concept and measurement of vulnerability on different levels and outcomes are concerned, and to note directions for future research. The journal issue complements the UNU-WIDER book on ‘Vulnerability in Developing Countries’, which is published in September 2009 by United Nations University Press.

Table of contents
  1. 1. Measuring Vulnerability: An Overview and Introduction
    Wim Naudé, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray
  2. 2. An Economic Vulnerability Index: Its Design and Use for International Development Policy
    Patrick Guillaumont
    More Working Paper | An Economic Vulnerability Index
  3. 3. Economic Vulnerability and Resilience: Concepts and Measurements
    Lino Briguglio, Gordon Cordina, Nadia Farrugia, Stephanie Vella
    More Working Paper | Economic Vulnerability and Resilience
  4. 4. Measuring the Vulnerability of Subnational Regions in South Africa
    Wim Naudé, Mark McGillivray, Stephanie Rossouw
    More Working Paper | Measuring the Vulnerability of Subnational Regions
  5. 5. How Precisely Can We Estimate Vulnerability to Poverty?
    Yuan Zhang, Guanghua Wan
    More Working Paper | Can We Predict Vulnerability to Poverty?
  6. 6. The Impact of Violent Conflicts on Households: What Do We Know and What Should We Know about War Widows?
    Tilman Brück, Kati Schindler
    More Working Paper | The Impact of Conflict and Fragility on Households
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