Within the “SDGs for ALL” Platform, Center for Democracy Foundation has developed a policy recommendation “Eradicating Poverty as Serbia’s Number One Strategy” which aims to contribute to the formulation of a new strategic approach to combatting poverty in Serbia, on the basis of the standards set forth in the UN and EU Sustainable Development agendas.
Situation in Serbia points to an urgent need to adopt a new strategic document dedicated to eradicating poverty, decades after the expiry of the implemented Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) and the disappointing effects of the Employment and Social Policy Reform Programme (ESRP). Half a million of people continue to live in absolute poverty, unable to satisfy their basic needs. At the same time, a quarter of Serbia’s population lives at risk of poverty. Thus, there is an urgent need to evaluate PRS and ESRP implementation and to initiate the process of drafting a new strategic document under the auspices of the UN and to adopt said by the end of 2021, at the latest.
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