BiEPAG Publication: Poverty in the Balkans
Poverty is a very sensitive and challenging issue in many countries. In the post-war Balkans context, poverty is also a major problem for security and relations between communities. About 25% of the population of Albania live with less than USD 2 per day. According to the World Bank, more than 15% of the population in Bosnia and Herzegovina are living under the poverty line. Despite being an EU member, Croatia is confronted with acute poverty problems – poor represent about one fifth of the population. Poverty is a widespread phenomenon in Kosovo, affecting 30% of the population. One third of the population of Macedonia lives in poverty. Less than 10% of the population of Montenegro lives in poverty and one fourth of the population of Serbia is seen as poor. More information is available here.
Source: Balkan Civil Society Development Network, http://www.balkancsd.net