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The concept of structural economic vulnerability and its relevance for the identification of the Least Developed Countries and other purposes

Patrick Guillaumont;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2011
This paper was prepared by Professor Patrick Guillaumont, as a contribution to the expert group meeting of the Committee for Development Policy on climate change, conflict and other issues related to the review of the criteria for the identification of least developed countries (LDCs) which took place in New York, 2-3 February 2011. Structural economic vulnerability is a major obstacle for the development of LDCs. The paper discusses the conceptual, methodological and empirical issues related to the economic vulnerability index (EVI) developed and used by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) in the identification of LDCs. The note also addresses the relati...
free text keywords: Conflict, economic vulnerability, least-developed countries, climate change, jel:O1, jel:F5, jel:Q54
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