The World Bank published a Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (PEIR) of the Bulgarian
justice sector entitled “Resourcing the Judiciary for Performance and Accountability: A Judicial Public
Expenditure and Institutional Review” in 2008. The objective of the present study is to conduct an
assessment of the spending and institutional changes in Bulgaria’s judiciary from 2008 onwards. The
current report examines the principal trends in resourcing Bulgaria’s judiciary since 2008, while comparing
the expenditure and judicial performance with those of other European countries. The report provides a
set of conclusion and recommendations for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Bulgaria’s
judiciary and the judicial budget process.