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Supporting disadvantaged children enter kindergarten: experimental evidence from Bulgaria (Bulgarian)

This paper presents findings from a large scale multi-arm randomized control trial implemented in 2014-2015 across 236 poor settlements across Bulgaria with the aim to improve full-day kindergarten participation of poor children, especially Roma and Turkish. ... See More +

Working Paper 116056 JUN 01, 2017

English Disclosed

Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria is undergoing both a rapid demographic transition and a significant structural shift in its economy. Increasing longevity combined with low fertility and emigration have made Bulgaria’s age structure increasingly top-heavy and its dependency ratios higher. ... See More +

Working Paper 102627 JAN 01, 2016

Levin,Victoria; Guallar Artal,Silvia; Safir,Abla Disclosed

Bulgaria – judicial performance, caseload and expenditure review (2008-2014) (Bulgarian)

Working Paper 100933 NOV 01, 2015

English Disclosed

Bulgaria - Doing business reform memorandum (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria experienced strong economic growth prior to and shortly after joining the European Union (EU) in 2007. Bulgaria’s economic growth of 6 per cent a year in real per capita PPP terms between 2000 and 2013 was the strongest in the EU. ... See More +

Working Paper 103069 OCT 01, 2015

English Disclosed

Mapping the way through court procedures in Bulgaria (Bulgarian)

Working Paper 100934 JUL 01, 2015

English Disclosed

Bulgaria - Piloting statistical models for estimation of schools’ value-added using the results from the national assessments : key results and findings (Bulgarian)

The objective of this report is to document the process and summarize the results from the second phase of the pilot implementation of statistical models for measuring the value-added of Bulgarian schools through analysis of the national student’ assessments results. ... See More +

Working Paper 105174 MAR 01, 2015

Danchev,Plamen Nikolov; Bankov, Kiril; Stoimenova, Vessela; Atanasov, Dimitar Disclosed

How can Bulgaria improve its education system? : an analysis of PISA 2012 and past results (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria's performance on all three disciplines of the program for international student assessment (PISA) 2012 was slightly better than its PISA 2000 performance, after having dropped between 2000 and 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper 91321 SEP 26, 2014

Gortazar, Lucas; Herrera-Sosa, Katia; Kutner, Daniel; Moreno, Martin; Gautam, Amy English Disclosed

SABER workforce development country report : Bulgaria 2014 (Bulgarian)

This report presents a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of Bulgaria's workforce development (WfD) policies and institutions. The results are based on a new World Bank tool designed for this purpose, SABER-WfD. ... See More +

Working Paper 85987 MAY 27, 2014

English Disclosed

Addressing unfair trading practices in Bulgaria : competition knowledge and advisory services program (Bulgarian)

The Government of Bulgaria (GoB) is concerned that large retail chains may be using their superior bargaining position to dictate the terms of contractual relations with their suppliers. ... See More +

Working Paper 87870 APR 30, 2014

Evgeniev, Evgeni; Filipov, Christian; Gonzalez, Alvaro English Disclosed

Gender dimensions of Roma inclusion : perspectives from four Roma communities in Bulgaria (Bulgarian)

This study employs a qualitative approach to inform the development of effective Roma inclusion policies and programs in Bulgaria. The Roma are currently among the least integrated minority group in Bulgaria. ... See More +

Working Paper 84693 FEB 01, 2014

Anan, Kosuke; Morrica, Valerie; Nayak, Ranjit; Harrold, Peter; Murthi, Mamta; Radwan, Ismail; Repnik, Markus; Mathernova, Katarina; Huybens, Elisabeth; Turk, Carrie English Disclosed

Insurance against climate change : financial disaster risk management and insurance options for climate change adaptation in Bulgaria (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria is exposed to nearly all types of climate extremes, including floods, droughts, and others, as well as earthquakes. The combination of insurance products, early warning systems, information campaigns, infrastructure adaptation measures, and strict regulations can be very useful in tackling the negative climate change impacts. ... See More +

Working Paper 89101 JAN 01, 2014

Shah, Jitendra; Milova, Eolina; Murisic, Maja; Kpundeh, Sydnella; Murthi, Mamta; Repnik, Markus; Ahmed, Kulsum English Disclosed

Mitigating the economic impact of an aging population : options for Bulgaria (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria is undergoing a profound socio-economic transformation brought about by extraordinary demographic change. Bulgaria is heading for the steepest drop in the working-aging population of any country, and it will impose a heavy burden on the economy. ... See More +

Social Analysis 78979 SEP 01, 2013

English Disclosed

10 avenues to foster smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth (Bulgarian)

This note outlines ten avenues to foster smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth in key areas of Bulgaria's current partnership with the World Bank Group. ... See More +

Working Paper 79884 JUL 01, 2013

English Disclosed

Bulgaria - Alternative dispute resolution for financial services options paper (Bulgarian)

The objective of this technical note is to evaluate the existing legal, regulatory and institutional framework of financial alternative dispute resolution (ADR) body, for example an ombudsman mechanisms in Bulgaria, and to present the authorities with options for reform and improvement. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS4668 JUN 01, 2013

Jaeger, Johanna; Thomas, David; Evgeniev, Evgeni Iliev English Disclosed

Bulgaria - Administrative barriers to businesses at the municipal level : technical note (Bulgarian)

This technical note is part of the World Bank knowledge and advisory services to the government of Bulgaria. The simplification of administrative barriers can greatly boost private-sector led growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 78508 JUN 01, 2013

English Disclosed

Bulgaria - Pilot implementation of statistical models for estimation of the value-added of Bulgarian schools using national student assessment data : key results and findings (Bulgarian)

The objective of this report is to describe the process and summarize the results from the pilot implementation of statistical models for measuring the value-added of Bulgarian schools through analysis of the national student’ assessments results. ... See More +

Working Paper 105173 JUN 01, 2013

Danchev,Plamen Nikolov; Bankov, Kiril; Stoimenova, Vessela; Atanassov, Dimitar Disclosed

Public sector-operated price-comparison websites : case studies and good practices (Bulgarian)

This technical note is intended to provide regulators with concrete, practical information on operating price-comparison websites and the strategic considerations necessary to take into account when designing such sites. ... See More +

Other Public Sector Study 78783 JUN 01, 2013

English Disclosed

Bulgaria - Health sector diagnosis policy note (Bulgarian)

The health system in Bulgaria has undergone significant transformations since the transition and it continues to evolve. This policy note updates a similar document prepared in 2009. ... See More +

Other Health Study 78546 MAR 01, 2013

English Disclosed

SABER teacher country report : Bulgaria 2013 (Bulgarian)

Bulgaria implemented sweeping decentralization and efficiency-focused reforms in basic education in 2007 and 2008. The education system adjusted to the negative demographic trends by optimizing the network of schools (closing and merging schools), introducing per-capita based financing and delegating significant financial and decision-making autonomy to school principals. ... See More +

Working Paper 82164 JAN 01, 2013

Breeding, Mary; Trembley, Andrew; Danchev, Plamen; Peeva, Evgenia; Trayanov, Trayan; Kinkina, Maria; Kalkanova, Tatyana English Disclosed

Strengthening higher education in Bulgaria : options for improving the models of governance, quality assurance and financing of higher education (Vol. 2) : Final report (Bulgarian)

This document is an executive summary of a report on strengthening higher education in Bulgaria. It begins with an overview of major developments in higher education in Bulgaria. ... See More +

Working Paper 70280 SEP 01, 2012

Danchev, Plamen; Bassett, Roberta Malee; Salmi, Jamil English Disclosed

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Supporting disadvantaged children enter kindergarten: experimental evidence from Bulgaria (Bulgarian)
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JUN 01, 2017 116056 Working Paper English
Skills for work in Bulgaria : the relationship between cognitive and socioemotional skills and labor market outcomes (Bulgarian)
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JAN 01, 2016 102627 Working Paper
Bulgaria – judicial performance, caseload and expenditure review (2008-2014) (Bulgarian)
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NOV 01, 2015 100933 Working Paper English
Bulgaria - Doing business reform memorandum (Bulgarian)
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OCT 01, 2015 103069 Working Paper English
Mapping the way through court procedures in Bulgaria (Bulgarian)
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JUL 01, 2015 100934 Working Paper English
Bulgaria - Piloting statistical models for estimation of schools’ value-added using the results from the national assessments : key results and findings (Bulgarian)
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MAR 01, 2015 105174 Working Paper
How can Bulgaria improve its education system? : an analysis of PISA 2012 and past results (Bulgarian)
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SEP 26, 2014 91321 Working Paper English
SABER workforce development country report : Bulgaria 2014 (Bulgarian)
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MAY 27, 2014 85987 Working Paper English
Addressing unfair trading practices in Bulgaria : competition knowledge and advisory services program (Bulgarian)
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APR 30, 2014 87870 Working Paper English
Gender dimensions of Roma inclusion : perspectives from four Roma communities in Bulgaria (Bulgarian)
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FEB 01, 2014 84693 Working Paper English
Insurance against climate change : financial disaster risk management and insurance options for climate change adaptation in Bulgaria (Bulgarian)
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JAN 01, 2014 89101 Working Paper English
Mitigating the economic impact of an aging population : options for Bulgaria (Bulgarian)
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SEP 01, 2013 78979 Social Analysis English
10 avenues to foster smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth (Bulgarian)
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JUL 01, 2013 79884 Working Paper English
Bulgaria - Alternative dispute resolution for financial services options paper (Bulgarian)
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JUN 01, 2013 ACS4668 Working Paper English
Bulgaria - Administrative barriers to businesses at the municipal level : technical note (Bulgarian)
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JUN 01, 2013 78508 Working Paper English
Bulgaria - Pilot implementation of statistical models for estimation of the value-added of Bulgarian schools using national student assessment data : key results and findings (Bulgarian)
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JUN 01, 2013 105173 Working Paper
Public sector-operated price-comparison websites : case studies and good practices (Bulgarian)
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JUN 01, 2013 78783 Other Public Sector Study English
Bulgaria - Health sector diagnosis policy note (Bulgarian)
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MAR 01, 2013 78546 Other Health Study English
SABER teacher country report : Bulgaria 2013 (Bulgarian)
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JAN 01, 2013 82164 Working Paper English
Strengthening higher education in Bulgaria : options for improving the models of governance, quality assurance and financing of higher education (Vol. 2) : Final report (Bulgarian)
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SEP 01, 2012 70280 Working Paper English