The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit prepared updated its data on poverty statistics, accessible at the following link: socijalnoukljucivanje.gov.rs/rs/statistika.
In addition to latest data on absolute and relative poverty in the Republic of Serbia, this section of the website also provides data on the extent of inequality and material deprivation in Serbia, the required definitions, as well as a number of useful links.
We would like to call attention to databases on income and expenses in Serbia and the EU, relevant publications and methodological materials required to fully understand the issue.
These Unit webpages will provide the answer to the following questions: Which are the most vulnerable categories of the population in Serbia? What exactly do the terms poverty, deprivation, inequality, etc. mean? How many people in Serbia are poor and what concepts do we use when talking about poverty? What is the degree of inequality in our country? How many people are under material deprivation, and how many under risk of poverty or social exclusion? What is the general economic and social context of the country?
Aiming to make this data accessible to a wider range of users, English language pages are currently under development.
The Summary of the study “Effectiveness of Systemic Mechanisms for Preventing Violence against Women and Family Violence” was published by the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Autonomous Women’s Centre from Belgrade.
The publication on the effectiveness of systemic mechanisms for preventing violence against women consists of three sections: the first presents an overview of existing strategic and legal solutions and their application, as well as key findings of relevant research in this area during the last ten years; the second presents research findings on the effectiveness and harmonization of system mechanisms for preventing violence against women, viewed from the perspective of professionals from all competent protection services, and the third, based on all the collected data and a consultative process with representatives of state bodies, draws conclusion and recommendations.
Click here to download the summary of the study “Effectiveness of Systemic Mechanisms for Preventing Violence against Women and Family Violence”.
UN WOMEN in collaboration with the Coordination Body for Gender Equality, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of Serbia and Republic Secretariat for Public Policies initiated the process of Evaluation of the National Strategy for Improving the Position of Women and Promoting Gender Equality (2009-2015) and the National Plan of Action for the Implementation of the National Strategy for Improving and Promoting Gender Equality 2010-2015.
The objective of the evaluation is to carry out an assessment of the progress made under the National Strategy for Improving the Position of Women and promoting Gender Equality, through the indicator based assessment and participatory evaluation that will include key stakeholders, including civil society organizations and to outline key priorities for the new policy cycle. Having in mind that the New Strategy will be drafted during autumn, the findings from the Evaluation will be available in Mid-September and will contribute to the final drafting of the new Strategy for Gender Equality. The final Evaluation Report is expected in Mid-October.
The publication “Stimulus in Agriculture and Rural Development in 2015” was published as part of the “RuralNet” project implemented under the auspices of the programme “Local Initiatives to Increase Social Inclusion and Reduce Poverty” coordinated by the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit of the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
These materials show the key measures of support implemented by the Republic of Serbia, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, to improve agricultural production and rural development in 2015, and the overview encompasses general stimulus, stimulus in cattle farming, stimulus for land, stimulus in plant production, stimulus for the procurement of machinery and equipment and construction of facilities, stimulus for non-agricultural activities, stimulus for processing products, as well as mistakes in applications for stimulus.
The publication “Stimulus in Agriculture and Rural Development in 2015” can be downloaded here, and more information on the “RuralNet” project can be found at arilje.org.rs/podsticaji-u-poljoprivredi-i-ruralnom-razvoju.