Albana Rexha

public policy, public administration, anti-corruption and rule of law policy

Albana Rexha is a Research Fellow at GLPS. Her work primarily focuses on policy issues related to public administration and policymaking cycle in the context of EU integration, independent and regulatory agencies, and anti-corruption. She has also worked on issues related to rule of law, EU enlargement and EU benchmarking mechanisms. In 2017, she won the Civil Society Scholar Award by the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and is currently a visiting PhD student at the Central European University in Hungary.

Before joining GLPS, Albana worked as a research intern at the OSF in Budapest. She also has experience working for both local and international organizations, including USAID/ Chemonics, the Center for Research Documentation and Publication, and the Ministry of Finance in Kosovo. Albana holds a BA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology (earned through the American University in Kosovo) and an MA in Public Policy from the Central European University in Hungary, where she was honored as the student speaker in the graduation ceremony (2013). In addition, she has attended summer school classes on Economy in Transition Countries of South East Europe at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is also a winner of the prestigious OSF -Young Professional Development Fellowship, Central European University Fellowship, the AUK Excellence Award Scholarship, the IPKO Foundation Scholarship, and lately the OSF -Civil Society Scholar Award.