Roma poverty from a human development perspective
Authored by Andrey Ivanov and Justin Kagin, this is the latest analytical paper from UNDP’s Roma Inclusion Working Papers series. It builds on the collective work of many researchers, policy-makers and activists involved in UNDP Regional Centre interventions, promoting an integrated approach to the realization of the human development potential of Roma. This paper departs from the standard approach to poverty, focusing solely on poverty rates, and proposes a multidimensional poverty index as a measure that better reflects the challenges Roma are facing.
An option of last resort? Migration of Roma and Non-Roma from CEE countries
This publication (in Croatian) by UNDP, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Children’s Fund analyses the socioeconomic situation of Roma, and was created based on research conducted by a UNDP regional centre in 12 countries of southeast Europe, including Croatia.
Gender perspectives of Roma health and their access to health care
This paper, published by the Open Society Foundations, addresses the gender perspectives of health in terms of scope, type and quality of health services received by Roma men and women, with special focus on health services provided by registered general practitioners, emergency medical services, and out-patient and in-patient health care.
National Roma Integration Strategies: evaluating gender
This report of the European Roma and Travellers Forum on evaluating gender in the National Roma Integration Strategies offers some methods for both the EU bodies and their Member States to more adequately mainstream gender, as well as youth, and strengthens their approaches to anti-discrimination measures.
European Centre for Minority Issues working paper on Roma in the Yugoslav successor states
This paper explores how the successor states of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia have addressed their respective Romani populations, attending to constitutional recognition, antidiscrimination legislation, primary education, legislation on minorities, provisions for political representation, Romani-specific central-level strategies and action plans, arrangements for advice on and coordination of policy toward Roma, and targeted mechanisms for Roma at local level.
Faces and causes of Roma marginalization in local contexts: Hungary, Romania, Serbia
This book explores the key factors perpetuating Roma marginalization at the municipal and community levels in Hungary, Romania and Serbia. It analyzes the economic, political, demographic and social forces at local level, which shape practices and consequences of social exclusion and potential pathways to inclusion. It is published by the Center for Policy Studies and Central European University.
Gypsy and Traveller education: engaging families – a research report
Traveller Education Service leads/head coordinators across Wales were invited to take part in this study from the Welsh Government Social Research aimed to identify what works in engaging Gypsy and Traveller families to attain more formal education and learning. The research offers a deeper insight into the complexities associated with engaging with families to inform other key service providers, practitioners and policy-makers.
Roma policies for a positive change: from inclusion towards empowerment
This report is on a two-day workshop organized at the end of March 2014 in Flensburg, Germany by the European Centre for Minority Issues. Gathering policy researchers and practitioners, the event aimed at addressing the state of the art of policy-making for Roma in Europe and at providing an open platform for discussions about the ways forward. The workshop examined: the EU Roma inclusion project, Roma policies in a critical perspective and Institutional approaches to issues related to Roma.
Cost on non-investment in education in Romania: final report for UNICEF
With support from international and national experts and in close consultation with the Ministry of National Education of Romania and the World Bank, this study on the cost of non-investment in education is encouraging the Romanian investment in education from a financial and economic point of view. This study recommends to generate better, more timely and transparent data on the education budget, and to strengthen the evaluation of the Romanian programmes to increase school participation and the quality of education.
Civil society monitoring reports
In October 2014, civil society monitoring reports on the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies in eight countries (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, and the United Kingdom) were finalized by coalitions of NGOs coordinated by the Decade of Roma Inclusion Secretariat. A summary report prepared by the Open Society Foundations and the Decade Secretariat is available, containing the most important findings of the country reports. All the country reports are in in English and the national language of the respective country.
Strengthening effective participation of Romani women in elections in the Republic of Moldova 2014–2015
This report explores the way that Romani women from targeted localities from the Republic of Moldova were assisted in identifying, formulating, and prioritizing key issues pertaining to their rights and needs, both at national and local levels. This report identifies the concerns of Romani women directly to the political party leaders and the leaders of the state. One of the main conclusions of the report is that Romani women need more awareness raising about the role of local and national authorities.
Study on the situation of Romani women and girls in the Republic of Moldova
This 2014 study was produced as a result of cooperation between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNDP Moldova. The findings of this study illustrate that Romani women and girls in the Republic of Moldova are currently extremely disempowered through experiencing extreme poverty, social exclusion, discrimination and the continuing legacy of long-term gender inequality. Unchallenged racism significantly heightens the exclusion, which Romani women face as women, and render Romani women and girls among those people most severely threatened with social exclusion in the Republic of Moldova. The regular denial that discrimination exists constitutes a significant challenge to ending it.