UNDP/World Bank/EC regional Roma survey 2011

October 16, 2012

UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre released the results of the UNDP/World Bank/EC regional Roma survey 2011.

After the joint publication of UNDP and Fundamental Rights Agency, "The situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States. Survey results at a glance", UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre released the additional results of the UNDP/World Bank/EC regional Roma survey 2011. For each country covered by the survey a set of over 80 indicators was calculated. Tables provide information on the situation of Roma living in areas with higher than national average density and their non-Roma neighbours, disaggregated by gender and age. For the EU member countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia) selected indicators were calculated using the data from UNDP/WB/EC regional Roma survey 2011 as well as from FRA Roma pilot survey 2011.

The country tables can be accessed at: http://europeandcis.undp.org/data/show/D69F01FE-F203-1EE9-B45121B12A557E1B

The UNDP/WB/EC survey was conducted in May-July 2011 on a random sample of Roma and non-Roma households living in areas with higher density (or concentration) of Roma populations in the EU Member States of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and the non-EU Member States of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Moldova and Serbia. In each of the countries, approximately 750 Roma households and approximately 350 non-Roma households living in proximity were interviewed. The survey was carried out by the UNDP and World Bank (funded by the European Commission – Directorate General for Regional Policy (funded survey in the EU countries), UNDP and the Nordic Trust Fund at the World Bank).

The FRA Roma pilot survey was conducted in May-July 2011 on a random sample of Roma and non-Roma households living in areas with concentrated Roma populations in the EU Member States of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain. In most of the countries the FRA sample consists of 1,100 Roma households and approximately 500 non-Roma. In France, about 700 gens du voyage and 300 Roma Migrant households in the greater Paris area were surveyed. In Poland and Italy, the sample size was reduced to 600 and 700 Roma households respectively In total 16,648 persons (11,140 Roma and 5,508 non-Roma persons) were interviewed.

The survey questionnaire was designed jointly by a team from UNDP, the World Bank and the FRA. Each survey used different questions and a core common component composed of key questions on education, employment, housing, health, free movement and migration issues, and discrimination experiences. The UNDP/WB/EC survey was implemented by the IPSOS polling agency and the FRA survey through Gallup Europe. Both surveys applied the same sampling methodology in countries of overlap allowing for the development of a common dataset on core indicators and ensuring comparability and consistency of results.

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