Economists` view on the Bulgarian energy sector

On 27 April 2004 the Center for Economic Development together with the Ministry of Energy and Energy Resources organized a round table “Economists view on the Bulgarian energy sector”. The round table had the objective to discuss topical issues in the area of export of electricity, nuclear power, gas power plants as an alternative to […]


Overcoming the Digital Divide: Integrating Bulgarian Business into the New Economy

The idea behind the project was to make an assessment of the current degree of diffusion of ICT technologies among business and citizens in Bulgaria, as well as to analyze the voids and gaps in the existing legal framework. On the basis of the results of the research work CED’s experts identified measures to increase […]


Public policy analysis under the Democracy Network Program in the areas: competitiveness, SME development, tax policy and pension reform

From the beginning of 2000 to the end of 2002 the Center for Economic Development took an active part in the successful implementation of the three-year project under the Democracy Network of USAID. The CED’s main goal was to increase citizens’ participation in public policy formulation and implementation, and thus – the responsiveness of national […]

>>>>> – the Business Internet portal of Bulgaria

The Portal ECON.BG is an Internet-based medium and guide in Bulgarian and in English. It was created as the deliverable from a joint project of the Center for Economic Development and USAID and was launched in the Bulgarian Internet space on 25 April 2001. Currently ECON.BG is accessed by over 100, 000 visitors daily, who […]


Annual study on competitiveness of the Bulgarian economy, based on the methodology of the World Economic Forum, Davos

Since 1999 the Center for Economic Development is the official partner of the World Economic Forum in collecting information on Bulgaria for the preparation of the Annual Global Competitiveness Report /GCR/ of the Forum. From its first appearance in 1979 the GCR has evolved over the years into the world’s most authoritative and comprehensive assessment […]