II. improvement of the corruption monitoring system

The process of CMS methodology development

Methodology and results of the CMS are submitted for evaluation to the members of an Expert Council established with Coalition 2000. The CMS components and outputs are to be developed according to the recommendations of the experts, thus producing changes in the initial design and structure of the CMS.

Members of the Expert Council are leading public opinion researchers and sociologists in the country, as well as representatives of the state administration:

Antonii Todorov Director, Institute for Social Values and Structures

Assen Yosiffov Director, National Public Opinion Research Center

Blagovest Georgiev Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Sofia University “Climent Ohridski”

Boyan Stankov Deputy Chair, Council for Criminal Studies, Chief Prosecution Office

Dimitar Bachvarov Head, Structural Reform Department, Councils of Ministers

Evgenii Dainov Director, Center for Social Practices

Georgi Fotev Director, Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Irena Angelova Legal Adviser, Ministry of Internal Affairs

Ivan Chalukov Deputy Director, Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Krastyuo Petkov Professor, Department of Sociology, Sofia University “Climent Ohridski”

Mihail Mirchev General Manager, ASSA-M Ltd.

Miroslava Yanova Director, MBMD Ltd.

Peter-Emil Mitev President, Bulgarian Sociological Association

Rumen Georgiev Deputy Director, National Investigation Office

Rumyana Bachvarova Director, Market Test Ltd.

Svetoslav Slavov General Manager, GfK Bulgaria

Valeri Roussanov President, Access Association

Yancislav Yanakiev Head of Department, Center for Sociological Studies, Ministry of Defense

Zhivko Georgiev Director of Research, BBSS Gallup International

During the implementation of the Coalition 2000 initiatives, new members of the Expert Council could be invited in order to further discuss and develop CMS methodology and outputs.

Public Access to CMS Data

The empirical information collected through the CMS surveys will be made available (on demand) to research agencies and government bodies in Bulgaria, as well as to international organizations for further analysis and reporting. Through the Expert Council an effort will be made to coordinate corruption assessment research in order to develop a methodology which ensures maximum reliability of data and objectivity of analyses.