Poverty pockets and excluded, marginalized groups exist throughout Europe, depriving whole communities of equal participation in development. The rate of transition in Central and Southeastern Europe varies widely among different socio-economic groups, with some vulnerable populations, such as the Roma, in danger of being left behind. The primary purpose of this publication is to provide quantitative and comparable data on development problems and challenges of vulnerable groups in general, and Roma in particular, in Central and Southeastern Europe.


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