Social Inclusion

Increasing social inclusion means empowering people to participate more equally in society—in education and employment, in the decision-making processes that affect their lives, in access to social services and social protection and all other resources of their local communities.

Our Goals

UNDP supports national efforts to improve the social and economic conditions of individuals and groups at risk of exclusion, as well as providing knowledge and expertise to help policy-makers develop more inclusive policies and reforms. more

Our goal:

To empower the most vulnerable people in society

Our Stories

  • Senat Demiri, owns his own carwash, called Hadisa Mala

    Being your own boss

    Senat Demiri is Roma and lives in Shuto Orizari, one of the most economically deprived areas of Skopje. Mr. Demiri had been without a regular formalmore

Projects and Initiatives

Promoting Sustainable Employments

Since its start in 2007, this programme has enabled over 3000 people to open their own businesses or to find a secure job. more

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Focal point
Vesna Dzuteska-Bisheva

Assistant Resident Representative and Head of Social Inclusion Unit

Featured publication
Self Employment: Success Stories

This brochure presents the individual stories of just some of the thousands of unemployed people who have succesfully participated in the Self-Employment Programme, implemented by the Government and UNDP. These stories of success, together with information on the aims of the Programme, the application and selection process, and follow-up support, provide both a guide and an inspiration for those who are interested in applying to take part in the programme.