BCNL states that over 34 000 NGOs have been registered in Bulgaria, the majority of them being associations.
BCNL notes, however, that the number of newly registered NGOs in Bulgaria decreases each year.
BCNL's study concludes that Bulgarian NGOs are operating in a comparatively favorable environment, but the crisis is taking its toll on the sector.
BCNL informs that a large number of NGOs have stopped functioning, the majority of them based in rural areas.
BCNL notes that an increasing number of NGOs lack a full-time staff and rely on project-based employees due to insufficient funding.