Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 5 Alexander Zhendov Street
Sofia 1113
Country: Bulgaria
Region: Europe
Website: http://www.csd.bg/
UN Languages: English
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Areas:
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Criminal Justice
Short description:
Conceived as a think-tank, the Center for the Study of Democracy has evolved into an organization that promotes policy development through dialogue and partnership. The CSD has pioneered in several areas traditionally perceived as the inviolable public property, such as anti-corruption institutional reform, and national security. It believes that bringing a new culture of cooperation and trust in a milieu of inherited fragmentation and opacity is as equally rewarding as the achievement of concrete social goals. The Center steers an annual process of assessment of corruption. It also produces assessment and policy reports in specific areas (trafficking, judiciary, gray economy, etc). The Corruption Monitoring System developed by CSD's research arm Vitosha Research consists of a set of quantitative and qualitative monitoring instruments and generates information about the structure and dynamics of corrupt behavior, the corruption-related attitudes, assessments and expectations of the society, public officials, and specific social and professional groups.
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