Environmental Vulnerability


13 Jan 2009

This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change.

This key sheet examines the impact of climate change on pro-poor growth for developing countries and the Millennium Development Goals. The reader will be guided through the key issues of:

• The link between economic growth and poverty reduction;
• The impact of climate change on pro-poor growth; and
• Actions to build flexibility into economic policy.

13 Jan 2009

This key sheet introduces a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners on the impact of climate change on poverty –- focusing on vulnerability, health and pro-poor growth. This key sheet aims to guide the reader through the issues of:

• Defining climate change;
• Its impact on developing countries;
• Its impact on poverty, pro-poor growth, livelihood assets and vulnerability; and
• Responding to climate change;

13 Jan 2009

In July 1997, the second International Conference on Acute Respiratory Infections was held in Canberra, Australia. In this conference, there was not one paper or plenary presentation on these factors in developing countries, and only one session out of 34 on the topic in developed countries. This is partly due to a perception in the ARI professional community that little progress has been made in understanding this complicated set of issues.


03 Aug 2017

Photo essay: In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a tiny island is making great strides.

Studies & Presentations

03 Aug 2017

Recent regional climate change projections have consequences for human systems, particularly for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

16 Nov 2016

Given a poverty line, a person who is non-poor (poor) currently may not be treated as non-poor (poor) in a vulnerable situation. The poverty line is adjusted in the presence of vulnerability such that the utility of a person at the current poverty line and that at the adjusted poverty line become identical. Using an additive model of vulnerability, it is shown that if the utility function obeys constant Arrow-Pratt absolute risk aversion, then the harmonized poverty line is a simple absolute augmentation of the current poverty line.