Vulnerability Assessment Tool (VAT)

Factsheet / Brochure

Vulnerability Assessment Tool (VAT)

ORGANISER: Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)


March 2012


WOTR’s Vulnerability Assessment Tool (VAT) is developed to assess vulnerabilities of communities in a particular geographical area. It gives ‘indications’ of the vulnerability of communities to the hazard which they are most likely to face.

The Vulnerability Assessment exercise shows the relative degree of vulnerability of a particular capital of the area (based on the 5 capitals - Natural, Physical, Social, Human and Financial Capital). It helps gauge the efficacy of current interventions and helps development practitioners focus on and plan appropriate, real-time interventions where needed.