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Part Two: Organization and Management
 

Sound management and administrative support are key to CSD’s excellence in achieving its mission and delivering on its goals in research and program development. The emerging donor environment, particularly in the wake of the withdrawal of major bilateral funding institutions from Bulgaria, requires that CSD adapts its financial management. In particular, in 2006 CSD has been preparing its internal procedures for working under the 2007-2013 EU financial instruments – the 7th Framework Programme, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), the funding instruments in the JHA area, etc.
In 2006, CSD worked with USAID auditors on a financial and operational survey of the Center. The survey reviewed the organizational by-laws, policy for dealing with participation by the Board of Directors or audit committee in internal control matters, codes of conduct and ethics, human resources policy and procedures manual, procurement policy, etc. The audit
made a contribution to upgrading CSD’s travel and per diem policy, voting procedures by Governing Board members on subcontracting institutions within CSD’s legal group, maintenance of time sheets, and a number of other management issues.
Accountability and transparency are the leading principles of CSD’s financial and administrative management. They are also a key to CSD capacity commitment to being the watchdog of reforms in Bulgaria. This capacity has been built through a number of channels:
• publishing independent, annual audit reports (since 1992; CSD’s financial statements and KPMG audit report for 2006 follow);
• performing audits of individual projects (since 1992);
• publishing annual reports (since 1994);
• uploading detailed information on CSD’s activities on its website;
• releasing information on projects and activities in the mass-media;
• publishing a range of print materials;
• strengthening of the consulting arms of CSD – Vitosha Research and Project One.

CSD is registered as a public benefit organization with the Central Registry of NGOs at the Ministry of Justice. Public benefit organizations are obliged by law to a number of additional reporting rules and undergo stricter financial and administrative scrutiny. In 2006, CSD employed 40 staff of which 33 were professional and management, including part-time consultants, and
7 were administrative personnel. The Center also works with a significants number of external contributors.


List of Staff

Governing Board
Ognian Shentov, PhD, Chairman
Vladimir Yordanov, Executive Director
Alexander Stoyanov, Director of Research

Program Board
Boyko Todorov, Program Director
Alexander Stoyanov, Director of Research
Maria Yordanova, PhD, Director of Law Program
Ruslan Stefanov, Coordinator, Economic Program

Economic Program
Todor Yalamov, Project Coordinator
Konstantin Pashev, PhD, Senior Fellow
Boyan Belev, PhD, Senior Fellow
Assen Dyulgerov, Senior Fellow
Petkan Iliev, Senior Fellow
Daniela Mineva, Fellow
Lyubomir Stefanov, Project Assistant

Law Program
Dimitar Markov, Project Coordinator
Dragomira Paunova, Project Assistant
Galina Sapundjieva, Project Assistant
Rositsa Elazar, Administrator

Vitosha Research
Andrey Nonchev, PhD, Deputy Director
Slavyanka Ivanova, Project Manager
Margarita Tzvetkova, Project Manager
Ralitza Ruseva, Project Manager
Tihomir Bezlov, Senior Analyst
Hristo Hristov, Senior Researcher
Daniela Vasileva, Researcher
Antoaneta Getova, Researcher
Diana Zheleva, Researcher
Stanislava Kotulova, Office Manager
Tzvetoslava Tosheva, Cashier-Accountant

Information Centre on the Council of Europe, Sofia
Emil Tzenkov, PhD, Director
Maria Doichinova, Assistant

European Program

Boyko Noev, Ambassador, Director
Chavdar Chervenkov, Lieut. Gen. (ret.), Senior Fellow
Philip Gounev, Research Fellow
Milena Yordanova, Assistant

Administration
Mariana Yankova, Administrative Secretary
Yanita Georgieva, Executive Assistant
Alexander Gergov, LAN Administrator

Financial Department
Maria Georgieva, Chief Accountant
Lazarina Andonova, Cashier / Bookkeeper

Technical Support
Dimitar Dimitrov
Boyko Tasev
Alyosha Purvanov


 

General Assembly

Alexander Stoyanov, Professor, Department of Economic Sociology, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, and
Director of Research, Center for the Study of Democracy
Andrey Ivanov, PhD, Human Development Advisor, RBEC, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Bratislava
Blagovest Georgiev, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology, Sofia University
Emil Tsenkov, PhD, Director, Information Centre on the Council of Europe, Sofia
Evgenii Dainov, PhD, Director, Centre for Social Practices
Inko Razpopov, PhD, General Manager, IR Comunication
George Prohasky, PhD, Co-Chairman, Center for Economic Development
Mois Faion, PhD, Manager Financial Operations, Citizens Communications
Ognian Shentov, PhD, Chairman, Center for the Study of Democracy
Tihomir Bezlov, Senior Analyst, Vitosha Research
Vladimir Yordanov, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Democracy


Sources of Support and Cooperation

Center for Economic Development (CPHR), Bratislava
Center for European Reform, London
Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Washington DC
Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies, Belgrade
Center for Social and Economic Research, Warsaw
CERGE-EI, Prague
Council of Europe
European Commission
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
European Ombudsman
European Parliament
European Public Law Center, Greece
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Gallup Europe
Government of Japan
Government of Norway
Heritage Foundation
Home Office, UK
InterMedia Survey Institute, Washington DC
International Development Law Organization, Rome
London School of Economics and Political Science
Ministry of Defense of Bulgaria
Ministry of Economy and Energy of Bulgaria
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria
Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria
Ministry of Justice of Bulgaria
NATO – Public Diplomacy Division
Ombudsman of Greece
Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria
Open Society Justice Initiative
Princeton Research Associates
Sabre Foundation
Saferworld, UK
SEESAC (South Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and
Light Weapons)
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin
Turkish Democracy Foundation
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
United States Agency for International Development
United States Department of Justice
United States Department of State
World Bank

 

 
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