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Vulnerability Profile of Burkina Faso
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2005 (English)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Profil de vulnerabilité du Burkina Faso (French)
Abstract [en]

Burkina Faso is the 24th most vulnerable nation out of the 141 countries ranked1 by the Global Leaders for Tomorrow Environment Task Force et al. (2002). This means the country is vulnerable to stresses, which could be disastrous at both household and national level if preventive action is not taken (see Box 1 for definitions). It is therefore important to look more closely at what the threats are, how people are sensitive to these threats, and how they deal with them. We also need to consider geographical and social variations to understand who is most vulnerable. That is the purpose of this study, conducted as a part of Sida’s country strategy planning process in Burkina Faso. The aim is to help target support to increase people’s resilience to stresses, thus decreasing the number of people who are, and who are at risk of becoming, poor. A vulnerability assessment, therefore, is an important cornerstone for development assistance and policy formulations for sustainable development. Many of the issues discussed here relate to the process of achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

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Stockholm: Stockholm Environment Institute , 2005. , 28 p.
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19498ISBN: 91-9752 -373- 9OAI: diva2:225233
Available from: 2009-10-20 Created: 2009-06-25 Last updated: 2010-04-16Bibliographically approved

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