The Commonwealth Universal Vulnerability Index. For a Global Consensus on the Definition and Measurement of Vulnerability.

A Report prepared by the Commonwealth Secretariat. A Report prepared by the Commonwealth Secretariat. Report Lead: Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Commonwealth Secretariat; Technical Lead: Travis Mitchell, Commonwealth Secretariat; Lead Technical Consultant: Patrick Guillaumont, FERDI; Technical Consultant: Laurent Wagner, FERDI. Foreword by the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

Travis Mitchell, Head of economic policy and small states at the Commonwealth Secretariat: "The Commonwealth Universal Vulnerability Index is subtitled For a Global Consensus on the Definition and Measurement of Vulnerability. It separates out measurements for structural resilience and structural vulnerability, therefore allowing a flexible ranking of a country’s ability to rebuild. It breaks down vulnerability to economic, climactic and socio-political challenges and resilience to measurements of infrastructure and policy performance. The UVI aims to chart an axis of vulnerability versus resilience. It also measures the different vulnerabilities within and outside a country’s control. The measurement then allows for a point at which a country no longer needs assistance. Mr Mitchell said the range of measurements would “add depth and greater understanding to how we allocate aid”. Round Table of the Commonwealth Secretariat, June 29, 2021. 

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Commonwealth Secretariat (2021) The Commonwealth Universal Vulnerability Index. For a Global Consensus on the Definition and Measurement of Vulnerability. 80p.