Economic Policy Review ISSN 1313 - 0544

Roundtable discussion: "Challenges of the socio-economic development of Bulgarian districts."

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On February 6th 2014 the Institute for Market Economics organized a round table discussion, as part of the project “Regional Profiles: Indicators of Development”, carried out with the financial support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

The discussion was attended by experts from public administration and NGOs, academics and professionals in the fields of regional development and statistics.

After a brief presentation of the main findings of the recently published second edition of the study, the participants were invited to share their thoughts on key regional development issues and to make recommendations regarding the focus of the upcoming 2014 edition of the study.

The IME team would like to thank all the experts, who attended the discussion. Their comments and recommendations are of key importance for the preparation of the upcoming third edition of the study "Regional Profiles: Indicators of Development".