Serbia

Map: Location of Serbia

Geographical Location:  South-eastern Europe
Capital: Belgrade
Population:   7,2 millions (1)
Area:   77.474 km2 (2)
GDP/capita: 5.315 $ (3)
Median income/capita:   3.020 $ (4)
Life expectancy:   75,02 years (5)
Human Development Index (HDI):  0,745 (globally ranked 77th of 187) (6)
Gender Gap Index: 0,7086 (globally ranked 54th of 142) (7)


 

 

 


1) UN Statistics Division, 2012: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/snaama/selbasicFast.asp
2) CIA World Factbook: http://www.cia.gov
3) UN Statistics Division, 2012: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/snaama/selbasicFast.asp
4) GALLUP, 2006-2012: http://www.gallup.com/poll/166211/worldwide-median-household-income-000.aspx
5) CIA World Factbook, 2014: https://www.cia.gov
6) UNDP Human Development Report 2014, 2013: http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/hdr14-summary-en.pdf
7) WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2014, 2013: http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2014/rankings/

Our project in Serbia:

Even though Serbia – due to accession negotiations with the EU - makes efforts towards political, social and economic reforms concrete steps towards the rights of children and women as well as towards gender equality are lacking. Measures against domestic violence, the exclusion of women from the employment market as well as discrimination of ethnic minorities (especially Roma/Romnja) and people with disabilities need to be enforced. Also youth unemployment and an insufficient educational system (including vocational training) remain challenges.

Contact

Nina Hechenberger
+43 (0) 676 83 402 237
nina.hechenberger@volkshilfe.at

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