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PN 2012-14: Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards at Subnational Level: Provincial Estimates for the Philippines

Vulnerability to natural hazards is measured like hazard frequencies that reflect the predisposition of a system to extreme events at a certain instant of time. The measurement of vulnerability is found useful in the conception of disaster preparedness and positioning regions or countries for aid support. This Policy Notes presents the results of provincial vulnerability assessment in the Philippines and discusses the concepts and issues that define local vulnerability.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Ballesteros, Marife M.; Philippines; natural hazards; local vulnerability index; vulnerability measurement; provincial vulnerability assessment; vulnerability intervention index;
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