Advisory Board

Venera Demukaj

Advisory Board Member

Venera Demukaj is an Assistant Professor at RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K). She teaches Development Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Environmental Economics and International Economics.  She also supervises RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) Honors’ Society projects. Previously she has worked at the University of Prishtina and Institute for Development Research Riinvest. Venera received her Ph.D. from the School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy), with a dissertation on ‘Aid Effectiveness in Post-Conflict Countries’.
During her Ph.D. research, Venera has spent three months as an intern at UNU-WIDER in Helsinki. In 2015 Venera was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and spent four months as a visiting scholar at West Virginia University. Venera has also been involved in several national and regional projects as a team leader or principal investigator such as UNDP project on  ‘Second Millennium Development Report for Kosovo’ (2007); Regional Research Promotion Project (RRPP) on ‘Education Specific Corruption in Western Balkan’ (2012-2013); USAID BEEP/Balkan Trust for Democracy Project on Economic Development and Political Transition in Kosovo (2012-2013).
Her main research interests are post-conflict transitions; foreign aid; poverty reduction; and energy policies. Her published work deals with political economy of post-war reconstruction and development in Kosovo.


GAP Donatorët

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency National Endowment for Democracy Rockefeller Brothers Fund Open Society Institute European Union in Kosovo