• New cross border cooperation between Montenegro & Croatia Mar 8, 2013

    The European Union has awarded UNDP in February 2013 a new grant of over EUR 276,000 for strengthening cross-border tourism cooperation between Montenegro and Croatia. The project will stimulate local economy in the cross-border area through bringing together private and public sector in the field of tourism and leveraging new technologies to design user-centric tourism services.

  • Better future for inter-municipal cooperation in Montenegro? Mar 6, 2013

    In a tiny country of 620.000 population, two small picturesque mountaineous municipalities of a few thousand inhabitants could save €35-40.000 per year by joining forces, while the second largest municipality Nikšić alone could earn around €40.000 in that way. How come that those municipalities haven’t established the inter-municipal cooperation yet? The most obvious cause and the biggest obstacle is in fact the lack of initial funding.

  • Challenges in the implementation of the Law on financing of political parties in Montenegro Feb 20, 2013

    According to the NGO Centar za monitoring (CEMI), the political life in Montenegro in the current three years will cost €17.5 million of citizens’ money. That is the amount provided from the budget for the elections and parliamentary parties. According to the representatives of the NGO sector the way political parties are being financed is not controlled sufficiently.

  • UNDP in Montenegro has an innovative approach to the legalization of informal settlements Feb 13, 2013

    Can we help citizens get an ownership title to their house, save money on energy bills and at the same time generate income for local administrations through real estate taxes? UNDP and Government of Montenegro think so.

  • People are the real wealth of the country. How rich is Montenegro? Jan 28, 2013

    Almost half of the Montenegrin population (42%), especially older generations, continue to believe that the state, i.e. the Government is responsible to provide for them. Even nine out of ten citizens believe that for making progress in life it is important to be well connected with people in high positions and with political powers - data revealed in the latest National Human Development Report of Montenegro.

  • Where do Montenegrin women stand in politics and entrepreneurship? Dec 19, 2012

    Women in Montenegro face an increased threat of domestic violence. They are also politically marginalized and economically disadvantaged. With only 13.6% of women parliamentarians, Montenegro takes 99th place among countries of the world, where the average representation is 19.6%.

  • Montenegro is aiming at achieving gender equality by 2017 Oct 17, 2012

    In every third case of family violence in Montenegro, the aggressor tried to kill the victim. What is even more appalling is that the victim is held responsible for causing violence, according to every fourth respondent that took part in a recent UNDP Study on domestic violence. It doesn’t take a scientist to guess that women comprise the majority of domestic violence victims in the world, Montenegro included. And yet, it is not only domestic violence that poses a huge societal hazard in this country; it is also women’s economic situation coupled with their political marginalization.

  • Climate Drum Roll…we need your votes now!

    The idea of UNDP Montenegro - helping families legalize their homes using savings from energy efficiency measures - was voted as one of the finalists in the MIT ClimateCoLab crowdsourcing competition for the world’s most innovative solutions to climate change problems. Ours was one of 374 proposals in 18 categories.

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