Subnational Level Vulnerability Atlas

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Regional Inter-Agency l Atlas of Subnational Vulnerability

A UN Inter-Agency project, envisioned by PAHO/WHO and ECLAC/CELADE is designed to analyze and highlight the impact and characteristics of inequity and vulnerability at the sub-national level in LAC. Presented in a geo-referenced manner and supported by in depth analysis, the atlas serves as looking glass to identify the most vulnerable places in our region. The Atlas is built on the results of the 2000 round census, and uses the Unmet Basic Needs indicator and the 4 health indicators as the basis. Six priority levels of analysis were identified for their relevance within the Regional context; rural populations, indigenous populations, large metropolitan areas, border areas, transnational priority areas and total population. In its current state, the Atlas is a work in progress and a platform where the research of multilateral organizations is shared and used to find and help improve conditions and help achieve the MDGs in the places that face the greatest developmental problems.

Health, Development, and the MDGs

Health is a complex phenomenon, and equity is one of the factors that has the greatest impact on the capacity of citizens to access this basic right. To date LAC remains the most inequitable region in the world, a reality that affects every interaction within it. Inequity and its main by - product – vulnerability - can be analyzed and addressed from different perspectives. It is the consensus of the UN agencies that for this region the interplay between health and development and its correlation with the achievement and sustainability of the MDGs is most pertinent.
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 December 2009 17:39