Multi Hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (MHVRA)

MHVRA is a comprehensive analytical tool which intends to assess the degree of vulnerability, exposure and risk of study area to multiple impending hazards.

PMU, with the support of World Food Programme (WFP), conducted a micro-level MHVRA activity covering 5x districts of Punjab namely:

  • Bahawalpur
  • Jhang
  • Khushab
  • Multan
  • Rahim Yar Khan

so as to provide solid execution methodology and rigorous structure of the MHVRA exercise to be adopted and replicated subsequently in the other hazard prone districts of Pakistan as per NDMP implementation roadmap 2016-2030.


The MHVRA methodology is based on the premise that multiple factors contribute to the overall risk. In this methodology four separate dimensions of risk are considered as "factor Components" i.e. hazard,exposure, vulnerability and capacity. To analyze the value of factor
components, a combination of quantitative, qualitative and contextual indicators should be assigned to each factor component. Each factor must be composed of a number of indicators which should cover aspects of risk as comprehensively as possible. The Risk Index may have "n"number of indicators (for exposure, vulnerability and capacity) to cover physical, economic, demographic, social, environmental and economic dimensions of risk. The selection of indicators should be based on the availability of consistent district and tehsil wise data.

Multi Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessment (MHVRA) Punjab

Assessing underlying risks from multiple hazards.

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