Development Stories 4

26 Jul 2013
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Summary

This issue offers a photo-story overview of our efforts in this country to help reduce the risks and negative effects of disasters, a report on how inter-municipal cooperation has helped local government meet the challenges of implementing measures to improve energy efficiency, as well as key findings from the new national inventory of greenhouse gases developed with technical assistance from UNDP. Our commitment to helping improve the lives of the most vulnerable groups in society is represented in this issue, too, with news of a regional project to tackle the social exclusion of Roma throughout the Western Balkans, together with statistics from the latest survey of the socioeconomic conditions experienced by the Roma community in this country. And our continued efforts to help the country overcome its single greatest socio-economic challenge – the problem of widespread and long-term unemployment – is showcased here with one of many individual
stories of success resulting from the UNDP-backed self-employment programme.

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