Despite the low base, GDP per capita in Silistra district has been growing at a relatively slower pace compared to the rest of the country. Salaries, too, remain below average. The development of the local labor market is unsatisfactory. Economic activity has been going up, but this has been accompanied by a parallel drop in employment and a rise in unemployment. Silistra is among the districts with the lowest investment activity in the country. The quality of the road surfaces is relatively good. As is typical of the less economically developed districts, the average level of local taxes in Silistra district is relatively low. The ratings of the local administration’s self-assessment on the development of e-government went up considerably in 2020 and for the first time rose above the country’s average.

The natural growth rate in Silistra grew in 2019, but it still remains very low. Silistra is among the districts with the smallest share of urban population. The district’s performance in the field of education is poor. The healthcare system in Silistra suffers from a shortage of both doctors and hospital beds. Silistra is among the highest ranking districts in terms of public order and security, but also in the last place as regards the environmental indicators. One major reason for this is the extremely small share of household waste submitted for treatment and recycling. Cultural life in the region is relatively poorly developed.

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