Assessment of Development Results - Bulgaria

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This report on Bulgaria’s Assessment of Development Results (ADR) focuses on the following three thematic areas: fostering democratic governance; achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and reducing poverty under a human development perspective; and ensuring environmental sustainability. Reflecting on the characteristics of Bulgaria’s economic history, its current juncture and prospects, the ADR examined the past with a forward-looking perspective.



Country profile

Bulgaria is one of the most stable countries in the Balkan region, bordering Romania, Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, and the Black Sea.The total population is eight million people, of which 85 percent are ethnic Bulgarians. Around 15 percent of the country’s population comprise different minority groups:slightly greater than 800,000 Turks; a little more than 300,000 Roma; and other groups totaling approximately 100,000, which include Jews, Armenians, Russians, Karakchani, Greeks, and Vlachs.


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