Active Provision of Information by Bulgarian Public Institutions
Results from monitoring of executive institutions web sites - 2008

For a third successive year, AIP conducted a study on the Internet sites of the institutions from the executive power.

The purpose of the study, conducted by a group of reviewers from the AIP team, was to assess the level of development in the active provision of information on institutional Internet sites which is subject to publication by the institutions of the executive power in Bulgaria. Thefirststudywasconductedin 2006. Results and analyses from these two studies were published in two successive reports Access to Information in Bulgaria – 2006 and 2007.

The study was conducted between February 18 and March 02 of 2008. Like in the two previous years, 411 public institutions were selected for review from the official Register of Administrative Structures and can be broken down by type as follows:

Institutions reviewed Number
Municipalities 264
Ministries 17
State Agencies 10
State commissions 4
Executive agencies 38
Institutions established by an act of Parliament 50
Regional governors 28

We believe that the study is representative enough, since it covers all ministries, all regional governors, all municipalities and most of the other administrative structures in Bulgaria.

The maint task of the seven reviewers from the AIP team was to find out whether each institution maintained its own Internet site. Official web sites were maintained by 352 institutions, which is with 8% more than the past year’s number.

Does the institution maintain its own official web site 2006 2007 2008 Total
Municipalities 157 186 218 264
Ministries 16 17 17 17
State agencies 9 10 9 10
State commission 4 4 4 4
Executive agencies 31 33 34 38
Institutions established by an act of Parliament 38 42 42 50
Regional governors 26 27 28 28
Total: 281 319 352 411


Comparative tables 2006- 2008


Crosstabulation (in Bulgarian)


Results by institutions (in Bulgarian)

Access to Information in Bulgaria 2007 Report

Analyses of results from the previous two monitorings published in AIP reports Access to Information in Bulgaria 2005 and 2006.