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This study aims to provide an analytical tool to inform a broad set of public policies under a multidimensional framework. The analysis proposes the construction of a Multidimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI) to identify the most vulnerable population and hence to inform planning policies and envisage, or complement, current or prospective public interventions. The proposed index builds on the Alkire and Foster methodology currently used in Bhutan’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). This measure aims at identifying the populations on whose lives COVID-19 could have a heavy toll.




GNHC and UNICEF Bhutan Country Office

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Gross National Happiness Index, Bhutan