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Methods for Micro-econometric Risk and Vulnerability Assessments John Hoddinott and Agnes Quisumbing There are there are many definitions of vulnerability, and seemingly, no consensus on its definition or measurement. This paper provides “toolkit”

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Original Source / Author: Social Protection Discussion Paper Series 21 Jun, 2017
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Methods for Micro-econometric Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
John Hoddinott and Agnes Quisumbing

There are there are many definitions of vulnerability, and seemingly, no consensus on its definition or measurement. This paper provides “toolkit” to those  who want to undertake risk and vulnerability assessments using household data. While one could use price, exchange rate, and balance of payments data to examine macroeconomic shocks, and rainfall data to assess the severity of droughts and floods,  ultimately interest lies  in their impacts on households—thus the emphasis on household data.

 It is divided into four principal sections. Section 2 provides a conceptual framework that links risk, risk management and vulnerability. Section 3 builds on this discussion to describe techniques for measuring vulnerability within a population. Section 4 discusses econometric issues associated with2 their implementation. Building on these discussions, section 5 focuses on four questions: (1) Who is vulnerable? (2) What are the sources of vulnerability? (3) How do households cope with risk and vulnerability? and (4) What is the gap between risks and risk managementmechanisms?1 Section 6 concludes by presenting guidelines for practitioners undertaking risk and vulnerability assessments.
 

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