Employing the Roma: Insights from business

2005 - The report aims to spark dialogue in the business community on Roma employment, and offers suggestions for how companies can begin to address this challenge, based on in-depth interviews with companies in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic conducted between May and September 2005. more


The situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States

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 ofmore


Avoiding the dependency trap

2002 - This comprehensive study on the situation of the Roma minority in five Central and Eastern European countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovak Republic) is based on comparable socioeconomic data from a cross-country survey of 5,034 Roma respondents. more


Opportunities for Roma inclusion

June 2012 - The aims and challenges of Roma inclusion strategies and what approaches are most successful. Focus on equal citizenship, monitoring and evaluation, parental empowerment and education. more


Ethnicity as an indicator of living conditions and discrimination

2009 - This report presents policy makers and the broader public with a review of ethnic data collection policies and practices in Europe, as well as an analysis of the situation in Slovakia, and serves as a useful source of information for combatting poverty, social exclusion and discrimination. more

Our work on roma

Roma are more likely to live in poverty than non-Roma citizens. They have a higher risk of unemployment, stay in school for fewer years, and many live without access to drinking water, sanitation and electricity. Roma are more likely to suffer from chronic illness and have less access to health services.

UNDP works with national partners to promote inclusion of Roma into economic, social, political and community life.

We work with Roma communities and local partners to make sure that Roma can access quality social services. We also support community projects that can improve the quality of everyday life, and increase education and job opportunities.

Together with our partners, UNDP designs and conducts surveys to show the depth of poverty, and inform policy making.


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