Ilire Agimi is a freelance consultant and researcher affiliated with the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance. She studies governance, democratization, civil-society engagement, and sustainable development in transitioning economies.
Dr. Agimi holds a PhD in policy analysis from Maastricht University, where she conducted research on the impact of international aid programs on decision-making processes at the local level in postconflict societies. In 2014 she was a visiting scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.
Dr. Agimi has extensive experience in policy analysis, capacity building, and training in the fields of public administration reform, decentralization, service delivery, minority integration, security-sector reform, and transitional justice. She has worked with international organizations such as RTI International, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Department for International Development (DFID) in the Western Balkans.