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Op-Ed: Disruptions, Multidimensional Vulnerability and Fragility: The Trilogy No One Takes Responsibility For

  September 20, 2022

By Luis Porto, Senior Advisor Strategic Counsel for Organizational Development and Management for Results of the OAS

The concept of vulnerabilities has been used for a long time. Although there is no agreed definition, there is general acceptance of its relationship with the characteristics of a family, company, sector, region or country that make the duration of the impact of a shock longer and the probability of recovery lower. The definition of the characteristics depends on the nature of the shock. The definition of the impact and recovery depends on what is to be measured, such as, for example, poverty, welfare, gross product, among others.


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Reference: S-014/22