Poverty Reduction

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Civil society, civil involvement and social inclusion of the Roma

2013 - This paper analyzes civil society involvement of Roma and assesses the civic actors’ views on the social inclusion of Roma. more

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Policy brief - Roma health

2013 - The analysis of UNDP/World Bank/EC regional Roma survey data policy brief. more

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The health situation of Roma communities

2013 - This paper comprises the health analysis of the UNDP/World Bank/EC Regional Roma Survey 2011. more

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Policy brief - Roma housing

2013 - This policy brief is based on a broader research paper on Roma and housing, part of a series series on Roma inclusion. more

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The housing situation of Roma communities

2013 - This report analyzes housing-related data from the 2011 regional roma survey conducted by UNDP, the World Bank, and European Commission in the EU member states, in twelve countries of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. more

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Policy brief - Roma education

2013 - This brief is abstracted from analysis of the educational situation of Roma based on the UNDP/World Bank/European Commission regional Roma survey data. more

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Roma education in comparative perspective

2013 - This working paper contains an analysis of the UNDP/World Bank/EC Regional Roma Survey (2011), regarding the educational situation of Roma in twelve Central and Southeast European countries. more

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Report on the living conditions of Roma households in Slovakia 2010

2012 - This report of the living conditions of Roma households in Slovakia in 2010, which compares with data from the 2005 survey. more

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A situational analysis of selected aspects of the living standards of excluded Roma households in Slovakia

2013 - This study analyzes how much effort excluded Roma households must expend for resolving common living situations, and what obstacles and barriers they face - including financial. It closely follows the quantitative research of UNDP on living conditions of Roma households in Slovakia. more

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Incomes, expenditures and consumption of households in marginalized Roma settlements

2013 - This report presents a survey on income, expenditure and food consumption of households living in marginalized Roma settlements in Slovakia. more

Our work on poverty reduction

UNDP works with national partners to reduce poverty and advocate for human development.

 

Almost 30 percent of people in the region either live in poverty or are at risk of living in poverty; and increases are expected by approximately five million people for every one percent decline in gross domestic product (GDP) (World Bank, 2009).

 

Some six million people in Central Asia live in poverty; and it is estimated that the number of people living in poverty in the region increased by an additional one million in 2009 (MDG Report, 2011).

 

Most countries in the region face rising inequalities, a large setback in social protection, an expanding informal sector, a decrease in male life expectancy, and a massive surge in migration.

 

The region has experienced the highest increase in socio economic inequality in the world over the last 20 years. One third of people surveyed in the region say that they are excluded - from economic life, social services and participation in society.

 

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