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“In a world characterized by increasing risks at the micro and macro levels, understanding the determinants of vulnerability is at the cutting edge of poverty research and policy. This volume is a most timely contribution to helping understand how households, economies and states in the developing world are affected by risks and shocks, and what coping mechanisms might help to mitigate this vulnerability”.
—Stephan Klasen, professor of economics and coordinator of the Courant Research Center Poverty, Equity, and Growth in Developing and Transition Countries, University of Göttingen
“The editors and the various authors should be commended for embracing a subject of great relevance to a large number of developing countries, and for encouraging, within and outside the UN, deeper insights into the multi-faceted challenge of vulnerability and the many responses that can be brought to it.”
—Habib Ouane, director of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD
Wim Naudé is a senior research fellow at UNU-WIDER. He was previously employed at North-West University in South Africa and in the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford.
Amelia U. Santos-Paulino is a research fellow at UNU-WIDER. She has also been a research fellow in the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.
Mark McGillivray is chief economist at the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). He has also served as deputy director of UNU-WIDER.
Table of contents
Part I: Income and health
Part II: Natural hazards and macroeconomic shocks
Part III: Conclusion
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