A retrospective economic vulnerability index, 1990-2011 - Using the 2012 UN-CDP definitions

This document is aimed at presenting detailed calculation principles for annual retrospective series of the Economic Vulnerability Index according to the 2012 UN-CDP definitions. It is organized as successive technical sheets explaining EVI retrospective component calculation, reminding definitions followed by the UN-CDP in its 2012 Review of Least Developed Countries, and presenting adjustments that had to be made to obtain retrospective series. Retrospective series cover the 1990-2011 period (starting 1980 for some countries) and 130 developing countries (among which 48 LDCs and 82 non LDCs) and are gathered in the companion database.

Joël Cariolle, J. and M. Goujon  "A retrospective economic vulnerability index 1990-2011 - Using the 2012 UN-CDP definitions", Ferdi, Working paper I17, November 2013