Fast Facts - Social Inclusion

08 Jul 2013
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Summary

Social exclusion in Montenegro predominantly affects vulnerable groups such as: poor and deprived, the long term unemployed, elderly, low-income pensioners, persons with disabilities, refugees and internally displaced persons, HIV/AIDS affected, Roma and Egyptian minorities, etc. Combating poverty and social exclusion takes more effective and adequate targeting of health, employment and social services.

Our goal is to help Montenegro overcome poverty, social exclusion and gender inequality, thus accelerating the country’s EU integration agenda.

Highlights

  • UNDP has supported setting-up of 17 local level social services.
  • We developed flagship reports to promote evidence-based policy making.
  • The UNDP Gender Programme’s advocacy resulted in introduction of 30% of quota for women in the Election Law.
  • We have supported over 40% of domicile Roma in acquiring the necessary documentation to access social, employment and other services.

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