Seen Trough a Study of Key Documents and Interviews with the Poor

Poverty in Macedonia

Hans Hedlund
This desk study is intended to provide a number of perspectives from which to view the social situation in Macedonia, and to form a point of departure for a discussion of the possible forms of future cooperation in the social sphere. In order to make an assessment of the current state of knowledge, the study examines the content of key documents used in programming development assistance. The focus is on what is presently documented about poverty and poor groups in the region, departing from a few key criteria; and on a subsequent discussion of what is not documented about poverty in the area. The study is planned as the first in a series of five country studies and a comparison between them.

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