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Vulnerability Monitor No. 3: World trade recovers, but developing country vulnerability to commodity price swings remains

The manuals aim at establishing a reliable monitoring and analysis system to alert policy makers about vulnerabilities that could hurt countries under changing global economic conditions. IMAS tries to address three challenges: To bring existing information together into an effective monitoring framework that allows for real-time assessments of the economic and social impacts of changing conditions in the world economy; To analyze risks related to different types of shocks, their transmissions, and likely effects on developing countries and various population groups To inform policy makers so that they can design adequate responses and monitor the effectiveness of the policy actions taken.

Vulnerability Monitor No. 4: The global financial crisis has wiped out progress in reducing open unemployment

The manuals aim at establishing a reliable monitoring and analysis system to alert policy makers about vulnerabilities that could hurt countries under changing global economic conditions. IMAS tries to address three challenges: To bring existing information together into an effective monitoring framework that allows for real-time assessments of the economic and social impacts of changing conditions in the world economy; To analyze risks related to different types of shocks, their transmissions, and likely effects on developing countries and various population groups To inform policy makers so that they can design adequate responses and monitor the effectiveness of the policy actions taken.

Preparing migration data for subnational population projections

The present publication provides guidance for researchers preparing subnational population projections, that is, population projections for regions within countries. The most difficult issue in undertaking such projections is the preparation of baseline estimates and projection assumptions for interregional migrations.

Demopaedia – Multilingual Demographic Dictionary (2nd ed.)

A web-accessible Multilingual Demographic Dictionary is a collection of 14 language versions of the second edition of the Demographic Dictionary. Because each Dictionary consists of thematic chapters, terms are located in context, providing not only a definition of each term but also an understanding of the subject matter for which a term is relevant.

Handbook and Guide on Vulnerability Resilience Profile

The Handbook and Guide provides guidance on a 5 steps analytical framework known as the Vulnerability-Resilience Profile (VRP). The VRP tool is designed to focus on monitoring and evaluation of progress of the commitments to sustainable development as stated under the Barbados Programme of Action (BPoA) and the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation (MSI). The tool addresses the vulnerability-resilience nexus and consists of an assessment of a country’s vulnerabilities and its capacity to cope with these vulnerabilities. The vulnerability assessment would be based on both qualitative and quantitative indicators and indices that reflect a country’s vulnerabilities to threats in terms of the three dimensions of sustainable development: environmental, economic and social. The resilience assessment would evaluate the measures that strengthen the coping capacity of the country to prevent, adapt to, or mitigate these exogenous and endogenous risks and threats for each of the three dimensions of sustainable development in term of actions at three levels: national, regional and international.

Methods for Estimating Adult Mortality

This manual brings together existing methods for adult mortality estimation in situations where reliable and complete data registration systems are not available. The methods covered include census survival methods, growth balance methods, the extinct generations method, estimates from data on survival of parents, and estimates from data on survival of siblings.