2004 - 2005 IPF Fellow
Affiliation: Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2004 - 2005: Economic costs of discrimination against the Roma minority in Bulgaria
The objectives of the project are to conduct interviews and gather and analyze statistical data regarding government overspending in the areas of education, healthcare, welfare benefits (unemployment, social assistance and child-support) and the judicial and law-enforcement system; identify and recommend adequate programs that address problems of Roma discrimination while saving taxpayer money; and write and present a research and policy paper for the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Health and the World Bank.
Working groups: Roma Policy, Human Rights Policy, Primary and Secondary Education Policy, Public Health Policy
Relevant countries: Bulgaria