Silistra is once again the district with the lowest GDP per capita, despite its relatively high rate of increase. The development of the local labor market remains unsatisfactory. Some improvement can be seen in the educational structure of the workforce. Silistra is among the regions with the weakest investment activity in the country. The quality of the road surface is relatively high. All monitored local taxes are lower than the national average. The average rating for the transparency of the local self-government has fallen and lags considerably behind.

The natural population growth in Silistra district continues to deteriorate. Students’ results are relatively low. Healthcare in Silistra district suffers from a shortage of both doctors and hospital beds. The crime rate is rising, though remaining relatively low, while the detection rate is high. Silistra is among the districts with the worst performance as regards environment indicators. One of the main reasons for this is the extremely low share of waste submitted for treatment and recycling. Cultural life in the district is intensifying.

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