Anida Šabanović holds a Master degree in Economics. She has contributed to FPI’s professionalism and served in many positions in the organisation. She covers the research in public administration, good governance and economic areas. Anida works on projects dealing with European integration, policy creation, capacity building of government institutions, fight against corruption, promotion of human rights and women’s rights. She has experience in drafting policies and has cooperated with different non-governmental organizations in BiH as well as international organisations. Anida has experience in consultancy and has been author, co-author or contributor of reports, political analyses and texts related to European integration process as well as gender issues. She is one of co- authors of a book chapter Negotiating Political Authority in Bosnia Herzegovina, which will be published in Research Handbook on Gender and Negotiation edited by Mara Olekalns, Professor of Management (Negotiations) at Melbourne Business School. The Handbook is in the final editing phase and is expected to be published by summer 2020.
Arbëresha Loxha is a Senior Research Fellow at Group for Legal and Political Studies (GLPS), a policy think-tank based in Prishtina. Over the last five years, Arbëresha has designed and successfully lead research focusing on economic development and welfare policy. Her research includes amongst others, topics such as public administration reform, the business environment and investments, labour market, the pension system, migration, remittances and poverty. She has strong capacities to develop (quantitative) empirical analysis which she has incorporated in many of her publications. In addition to GLPS, she is a university lecturer of Management and Economics in AAB College and as a consultant in projects including those with EBRD and National Democratic Institute (NDI).
Arbëresha holds a PhD in Economics and an Msc in Economics for Business Analysis from Staffordshire University (SU) in the United Kingdom; both funded by a joint-scholarship from Open Society Foundation and SU. Currently she is the country researcher of WeBER regional project for Kosovo.