Household vulnerability and resilience to shocks: findings from Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

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2013

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Feeny, Simon
McDonald, Lachlan
Miller-Dawkins, May
Donahue, Jaclyn
Posso, Alberto

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Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University

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"This paper examines the vulnerability and resilience of Pacific Island Countries (PICs) to shock at a national level before presenting the findings of research conducted at the household level in two Melanesian countries: Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.1 PICs represent a diverse group of countries, but they are often referred to as being among the most vulnerable in the world. This reflects both their considerable exposure to the effects of natural hazards and economic shocks as well as their limited ability to manage them (Naudé et al. 2009; Guillaumont, 2010). As small and highly open economies, PICs are highly exposed to volatility in international commodity prices and global economic downturns ..." - page 1

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Feeny, S., McDonald, L., Miller-Dawkins, M., Donahue, J. & Posso, A. (2013). Household vulnerability and resilience to shocks: Findings from Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. SSGM Discussion Paper 2013/2. Canberra, ACT: ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program

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Open Access

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10.25911/5f2001e240e1d

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