In its latest Poverty Watch Report, the Slovak Network Against Poverty outlines the poverty situation in the country and zooms in on its impact on people experiencing poverty or social exclusion.
In the second decade of this century, the Slovak Network notes, among other things, that the country’s growth dynamics slowed down compared to similar countries. Average GDP growth in the years 2011-2021 was 2.1%, while the entire region of Central Europe and the Baltics grew by 2.9%.
Furthermore, the network zooms in on some specific topics, such as minimum income and the ongoing energy crisis. The rise in energy prices, in particular, has hit 44% of Slovaks very hard.