The World Bank has recently completed data collection in eight countries/territories in Southeast Europe to replicate the Agency’s survey on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (EU-LGBT survey).
Building on the questionnaire developed by FRA, the World Bank also included questions specifically designed to capture the experiences of intersex people. Furthermore, a key aim of the World Bank survey is to assess the economic exclusion of LGBTI people. Two of the countries covered by the World Bank – Croatia and Slovenia – were also included in FRA’s 2012 survey.
The survey will create new opportunities to compare the results in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia with those of the LGBT population in the EU. The World Bank is currently analysing the results and further information concerning the findings can be expected in the coming months.