Mr. Bashkim Bakiu is the founder of the Institute for Policy Research and Good Governance (IPRG).
He has an extensive experience in the NGO sector. From 2005 till 2009 he was Senior Analyst at the Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM) from Skopje. His research interests range from decentralization, socio-economic analysis in multi-ethnic contexts, and local development to budget transparency issues and surveys of public opinion. He also worked as advisor on Decentralization and Local Government issues at the Ministry of Local self Government. Bakiu is a PhD Candidate at the Political Science Department of the University Kliment Ohridski. He received a BA in Political Science from the University of Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and a Master’s degree in Comparative Local Development, a Joint European Master Program in Comparative Local Development at the University of Trento, coordinator, (Italy), the Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary), the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and the University of Regensburg (Germany).