ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.
On Thursday, June 15, learn how think tanks can take aim at local governments, holding them accountable through targeted, strategic campaigns. Svetla Kostadinova, CEO of the Institute for Market Economics, will share IME’s strategy, implementation plan, and lessons learned in its successful campaign to lower government spending.
In 2015, Atlas Network challenged 15 think tanks to take on a brave task: develop policy reforms that will increase your countries' ranking in a key index in three years. We call this the LIFE Project. Now in year three of this project, think tanks are showing the impact of their efforts, and we'd like to share some of their success stories with you, in order to inspire your think tank to do great things, and to learn from successful policy reforms. This is the fourth in a series of webinars designed to share successful stories of reform with Atlas Network partners.
Past webinars in this series:
• Cultivating Winning Coalitions, Fernando Caceres- Contribuyentes Por Respeto, Peru
• Advancing Taxpayer Rights through Research and Advocacy- Alex Wild, Taxpayers’ Alliance, UK
• Achieving Strategic Policy Impact- Centre for Civil Society, India
Svetla Kostadinova is the executive director of Bulgaria’s Institute for Market Economics (IME), the first and oldest independent economic policy think tank in Bulgaria. Ms. Kostadinova joined the IME in 2001. In 2007, she was elected by the IME board as its second executive director. Her areas of expertise include labor market, tax policy, regulation impact assessment, and government efficiency. Ms. Kostadinova is a member of the Bulgarian Macroeconomic Association. In 2012, Ms. Kostadinova was ranked the 29th most influential woman in Bulgaria by Capital, a weekly magazine. In 2015 she was recognized as the 19th most influential woman in Bulgaria by Forbes Bulgaria.
Ms. Kostadinova holds a master’s degree in finance from the University of the National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria.