Director of the Economic Programme
Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD)
Ruslan Stefanov is the Director of the Economic Programme of the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD), the premier Bulgarian think-tank in the area of good governance and ant-corruption. He is the coordinator of the Southeast European Leadership for Development and Integrity (SELDI) – an anticorruption network of 17 think tanks and civil society organizations from the Western Balkans and Turkey.
Mr. Stefanov is a member of the Local Research Correspondents Network of DG Home and is part of the largest ever EU research project on anticorruption – ANTICORRP. Since 2002 he has been coordinator of the Economics of Corruption and Hidden Economy Group at CSD as well as editor of the economy section of CSD’s annual Corruption Monitoring Report, which employs a state-of-the-art Corruption Monitoring System since 1998.
Mr. Stefanov has been regular contributor to European Parliament briefings on corruption, organised crime and the hidden economy in Bulgaria and in Eastern Europe. He has participated as an expert in the work of the UNODC Expert Group for Anti-Corruption Coordination. He has been consulted as a national expert on the Enforcement of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and the implementation of GRECO mechanisms in Bulgaria. He holds an MBA.
Anticorruption Reloaded: Assessment of Southeast Europe, Center for the Study of Democracy, 2014 (Dr. Ognian Shentov, Ruslan Stefanov, Boyko Todorov)
Corruption and Organized Crime Threat Monitoring Report (Macedonia), Macedonian Center for International Cooperation, 2015 (Emilija Tudzarovska-Gjorgjievska, Ruslan Stefanov, Dr. Todor Yalamov)
- Countering police corruption: European perspectives, Center for the Study of Democracy (Dr. Philip Gounev, Tihomir Bezlov, Rositsa Dzhekova), 2013
- Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment, Center for the Study of Democracy, 2012
- Countering Organised Crime in Bulgaria: Study on the Legal Framework,Center for the Study of Democracy (Dr. Maria Yordanova, Dimitar Markov), 2012