Economic and Social Inclusion
What we do?
Inclusion means that people are part of the social, economic, political and cultural life of their country and that their voices are heard and that they are able to use their capabilities, and access resources, including financial and business opportunities. UNDP helps social and economic inclusion in Albania through supporting policies and implementation measures designed to avoid exclusion by helping to remove barriers that stand in the way of people realizing their full capabilities. Group specific implementation measures (e.g. policy responses and action plans) are of critical importance for Roma and Egyptian communities as well as Persons with Disabilities, in no small part due to EU accession related commitments.
In order to address the risks that hinder realization of personal, social and economic potential of all individuals UNDP supports national policies and institutions to increase women’s participation and economic opportunities, improve their access to justice mechanisms, mainstream gender into legislation and development policies and eradicate gender based violence.more
Projects and Initiatives
Roma and Egyptian communities are both the poorest and most marginalized ethnic groups in Albania. According to A Needs Asssesment Study on Roma and Egyptian Communities in Albania, initiated by UNDP, 77.7% of Roma and 84.1% of Egyptian families are very poor.more