• New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development Initiatives
    Jan 13, 2016

    n 2015, with 21 ongoing projects, more than 80 communities will benefit from improved access to safe water and sanitation services, improved health and education interventions, and women and youth empowerment initiatives. This publication details these 21 initiatives.

  • The Impact of Public Investment in Social Care Services on Employment, Gender Equality, and Poverty: The Turkish Case
    Oct 18, 2016

    This study simulates the impact of an additional 20.7 billion TRY expenditure on child-care centers and preschools - the estimated amount in order for Turkey to catch up with the average OECD preschool enrollment rate - on new employment opportunities, as well as on gender equality, income generation and poverty.

  • Building more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous societies in Europe and Central Asia
    Sep 30, 2013

    It has become increasingly apparent that the conventional development model with economic growth at its centre is not suited to resolving today’s challenges. We need a new development approach that looks at society, the economy and the environment as a whole. Consisting of a series of 14 short thematic pieces and an advocacy paper, this report develops a vision to address the challenges and inform the global community about the development lessons emanating from the Europe and Central Asia region.

  • Living with HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
    Dec 3, 2008

    2008 - This report endeavours to go beyond the numbers and show the human face of the HIV epidemic and propose effective policy measures to overcome this increasingly urgent challenge.

  • Promoting the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe and Central Asia
    Dec 2, 2013

    This guide reflects the current research and international experiences in ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its implementation. The convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 13 December 2006. As one of international human rights laws, the convention pursues the goal of safeguarding the integrity and dignity of the persons with disabilities by establishing legal obligations on states to protect the rights of all persons with disabilities under their jurisdiction.

  • Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in Central Asia
    Mar 7, 2014

    With the entry into force of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008, protecting and promoting human rights of people with disabilities has emerged as a priority theme for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) across the region. This guidance note is the result of a long-term consultative process with NHRIs and other national partners. The guidance note brings together a number of initiatives that increase the visibility of people with disabilities and their inclusion in the society while reflecting some of the key challenges that policy changes may face in Central Asia. It also highlights and captures the important contribution that National Human Rights Institutions can make under the ten strategic areas, from non-discrimination to access to education and employment. Drawing on examples in social policy, health, education and employment, the document underlines the importance of mainstreaming initiatives related to inclusion and accessibility and stresses the potential such policies hold for societies at large.

  • The situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States
    Feb 21, 2014

    May 2012 - Based on two recent surveys, this report shows that the situation of Roma in the areas of employment, education, housing and health is on average worse than the situation of non-Roma living close by, and that Roma continue to experience discrimination and are not sufficiently aware of their rights guaranteed by EU law.

  • At risk: Roma and the displaced in Southeast Europe
    Feb 22, 2014

    2006 - This report presents survey data on the situation of Roma, refugees and internally displaced person in Southeast Europe. It offers a comprehensive picture of the problems vulnerable groups face in the region and puts forward policy advice on how to break this cycle of poverty and exclusion.

  • Feb 22, 2014

    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.

  • Feb 22, 2014

    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.

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