Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

A gender and social vulnerability assessment approach

March 8, 2024

The report on an approach for gender and social vulnerability assessment is a supporting tool – or a guiding note – to assist the MRC to conduct the gender and vulnerability assessment in the Lower Mekong Basin. While the approach focuses on floods, droughts, and extreme storm events for the MRC’s future application, the overall gender and vulnerability framework described in this report could be applied to water resource development in the Mekong. It describes the steps for calculating exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity components to determine an overall vulnerability score at the province level for each of the Mekong countries, which will shed light on possible strategies and measures to reduce vulnerability and achieve greater gender equality.

Publication Year 2024
Title A gender and social vulnerability assessment approach
DOI 10.52107/mrc.bjk3zl
Authors Saira Haider, Kathryn Powlen, Nina Burkardt, Matthew E. Andersen
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Index ID 70252560
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center