This year’s edition of „Regional Profiles: Indicators of Development of Development” aims to
provide objective, timely and comprehensive information on the development of Bulgarian
regions. The publication aims to paint as complete a picture as possible, covering both the
economic and social aspects of life in the regions.
It is our belief that this publication will contribute to a deeper understanding of the regional
development, and will justify interest in the topic. The analysis of available statistical data, the
results of field studies undertaken and the interviews held by the team of the Institute for
Market Economics (IME) in each administrative district revealed a very colourful picture of
regional development, and we tried to reflect it in the Profiles as much as possible.
The main highlights of this publication have been included in the Executive Summary; it
also outlines the types of regional profiles according to their socio-economic situation and
development. The publication is accompanied by thematic analyses on the types of regional
profiles according to their socio-economic situation and