June 6, 2023
RECONOMY Snippet: On Location-Based Exclusion
Does location matter in accessing services and using economic opportunities? Why are people affected more in the areas where they live and work? Here’s a snippet from Asib Zekir, a manager of the start-up social enterprise REDI Recycling in North Macedonia—a spin-off of the NGO called Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDI).
The RECONOMY Snippet on Location-Based Exclusion highlights an important issue that often goes unnoticed in the public discourse on economic oppression – the unequal distribution of resources and opportunities across different regions. As the author notes, location-based exclusion is a major factor that perpetuates poverty and stunts economic growth in many disadvantaged areas. This snippet provides a useful overview of how this problem manifests itself in different contexts, and offers some practical solutions to address it. Overall, it is a thought-provoking and informative read.