Date Published:
Nov 06, 2012
Policy Notes
Focus Area(s):
PN 2012-14

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.

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