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Date of publication: 
January 2014
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/16712
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CC BY 3.0 IGO

The purpose of the Sofia City Strategy
(SCS) is to combat poverty and provide the basis for
sustainable development of the local economy and the welfare
of city residents. SCS is driven by the need to reevaluate
the increased role of Bulgarian local authorities that
resulted from the country's transition from socialism
to a market economy. Launching a long-term strategy for
Sofia will provide the municipality with an opportunity to
effectively implement the goals that it set out to achieve
in the three to five year period ahead. Sofia's city
management initiated work on the strategy in 2000 after
cities alliance committed to support the initiative. The
strategy draws upon the preferences and expectations of the
population that were identified through analyses,
consultations and surveys undertaken by international
organizations and experts during strategy development. Five
broad areas have been identified as key components of the
strategy: i) the role of the municipality in the development
and growth of the city economy; ii) the provision of
infrastructure, social and administrative services available
for citizens; iii) the physical planning and spatial
landscape of the city; iv) the financing of the city; and v)
the management and governance exercised by the city administration.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Zeijlon, Anders
Publisher(s): 

Sofia Capital Municipality (Bulgarian: Столична община, Stolichna obshtina - Capital Municipality) is a obshtina (municipality) in Sofia City Province, Western Bulgaria. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Sofia, which is also the capital of Sofia City Province and Sofia Province and the capital of Bulgaria as well.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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