The fourth Development Cooperation Report for Bulgaria presents an overview of the external official assistance provided to the country in 1999 - the year in which Bulgaria`s domestic stability and economic growth were consolidated.
The new political developments in South East Europe threatened stability in the region and hence, in Bulgaria. Since the beginning of the transition Bulgaria has been a recipient of foreign assistance, with levels of assistance increasing continuously until 1998. In 1999 this tendency shifted with its amount decreased by 30% comparing to the previous year and with its structure changed significantly.
Part 1 of the Report reviews the political and socio-economic situation in the country and description of the coordination mechanisms, established by the government and donors. Part 2 analyses the trends of assistance flows by volume, source, type, terms and sector distribution, with specific one-pager sector overviews. Part 3 presents summary tables on assistance to the country together with a detailed inventory to the 474 projects supported by external donors in 1999. Finally, section 4, includes short profiles of development actors working in Bulgaria, with contact details and descriptions of their activities and goals.