Allocating flows according to vulnerabilities

FERDI has long advocated for the use of a vulnerability index in the allocation criteria of multilateral donors, and hopes to contribute to the renewal of the debate with its work on multidimensional vulnerability.

It is developing indices covering structural economic vulnerability, physical vulnerability to climate change, and vulnerability to internal violence.


Recent initiatives such as the Commonwealth Secretariat's Universal Vulnerability Index and the United Nations' Multidimensional Vulnerability Index build on FERDI's work on vulnerability indicators.

Guillaumont P., Wagner L. (2021) in  Tishka F.  and  Sai N. (eds.) Report: Multidimensional Vulnerability Index: Potential Development and Uses, United Nations 2021.

 Guillaumont P., Wagner L.  (2021) in Kattumuri R. (ed.) The Commonwealth Universal Vulnerability Index. For a Global Consensus on the Definition and Measurement of Vulnerability.  Commonwealth Secretariat, 80p.   

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