Roma Human Development

Supported by: UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)

Project span: September 2001 – February 2002

Project team: Michal Vašečka – research coordinator; Peter Puliš and Martina Jurásková – coordinator of the data collectors network; Elena Kriglerová and Jana Rybová – preparatory phase of the project, data collection and analysis

Parties Involved: Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and the Office of the UNDP in Bratislava.

Objective: To collect and analyze information on the standard of living, including the level, composition and sources of income, and household amenities, family models, lifestyle, and health situation of the Roma population in Slovakia. Further examine the position of Roma toward education, political representation and participation, and the overall situation of respondents’ living situation.

The project was carried out in five countries – Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Romania. It is based on quantitative comparative research on Roma human development. The research in Slovakia was based on surveys and took place in ten districts with 1030 respondents. The collection, coding, primary, and secondary analysis of the data was carried out by Minority Program analysts of the Institute for Public Affairs.



In January 2003, the UNDP published a report titled Avoiding the Dependency Trap – which is a comparative analysis of the human development of the Roma in five countries with the highest share of Roma population. The report is available in the English language, visit www.undp.sk.

Further information on the project can be found at: http://roma.undp.sk/

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