Ilina Mangova runs IRI’s good governance and multiparty program in North Macedonia. Mangova has extensive experience in policy and academic research in good governance, electoral processes, anti-corruption in North Macedonia and the region and has published articles and papers in the country and abroad. She also worked at IRI in the period between 2005 and 2009 on a program for public opinion research, political consulting, including political analyses, building strategies, trainings and consultations for political parties, government and state institutions in North Macedonia.
For a few years she was engaged in Macedonian civil society, mostly through the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”-Skopje where she is a member and associate researcher. Mangova is co-editor of the book “Life for Tomorrow – Social Transformations in South-East Europe”. She has also been a coordinator for North Macedonia for the international scientific research project ‘Varieties of Democracy’, which conceptualizes and measures democracy in 113 countries and is run by Gothenburg University, Notre Dame University, Lund University and Boston University. In 2015, 2018 and 2020 she thought various courses at the Skopje based Institute for Communications Studicies (formerly known as School of Journalism and Public Relations). She has also been a recipient of the ‘Diversity Fellowship’ award by the British Embassy through which she conducted a visiting fellowship at the think tank Policy Network in London, United Kingdom.
Mangova holds masters in Comparative Politics – Democracy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in London, United Kingdom for which she was awarded a Chevening Scholarship by the British Government. She completed undergraduate studies in political studies at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. She was born and raised in Skopje.