On the hinterland, a successful approach to pasture management and poverty reduction involves reinvigorating age-old community-based organizations. more
The Aral Sea – once the world’s fourth largest lake – is now just 10 percent of its original size, due to devastating over-irrigation over the past 40 years. more
Meet 30-year old Arta Alija, a new business owner. Arta opened up her own dentistry in fYR Macedonia with help from a self employment programme. more
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, almost 60 percent of young people are unemployed. To show what it feels like to look for a job, we talked to two young women – Sanja and Bojana. Here is their story. more
While disparities between the urban and rural areas are noticeable, even greater differences in income, output, productivity and employment are observed among different communities in Armenia. more
Projects and Initiatives
Did you know that an estimated 35 percent of people in the region are excluded from society? Find out how UNDP is working with national partners to make sure people are included in economic life, have access to social services, and are part of their communities.
Promoting trade for people in Central Asia, South Caucasus,and Western CIS to help alleviate poverty
Roma are the most marginalized ethnic minority in the region, with many living in poverty, with high unemployment and and lack of access to basic social services. UNDP is working with Roma communities and national partners to help address this pressing challenge.
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