CSD’s primary goal - to build bridges between the expert and policy making communities - has been a guiding principle in all the areas of interest to the organization since its creation: economic and legal reform, opinion and market surveying, European integration, development of the non-profit sector. The period during which the Center has established itself as a major public policy institute and a facilitator of private-public coalitions has also been a time of gradual consolidation of political and economic reforms in Bulgaria. Looking back on those years, CSD’s achievements as a public policy institute have followed the main elements of the mission statement of our organization, which we have summarized below.
CSD has promoted institutional reform and the practical implementation of democratic values in legal and economic practice.
CSD has been one of the most active participants in the effort to reform the legal and regulatory environment for economic reform in all its main areas: mass and market-based privatization, municipal privatization, foreign investment, debt conversion, migration of laborers, and capital market development. The Center has made its contribution in these areas by way of a range of research and advocacy activities, practical assistance to institutional development and relevant legislative reform, dissemination and training.