Ilina Mangova holds MSc in Comparative Politics – Democracy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and BSc in political studies from the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje.
Mangova has managed projects, written analyses, policy papers, reports and other articles on electoral processes, good governance, public opinion, anticorruption in Macedonia and the region. She has participated in several academic conferences and has published articles in Macedonia, the region and the United Kingdom. In May 2014, as a recipient of the award ‘Diversity Fellowship’ she has conducted a visiting fellowship at the think tank Policy Network in London, United Kingdom. In 2015 she thought ‘Political Systems and Global Relations’ at the School of Journalism and Public Relations in Skopje. She has also been a coordinator for Macedonia for the international scientific research project ‘Varieties of Democracy Project’, which conceptualizes and measures democracy in over 100 countries in the world and is run by Gothenburg University, Notre Dame University, Lund University and Boston University.
Today she runs the International Republican Institute (IRI) branch in Macedonia, where she also worked 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 in Macedonia.
She is a member of the International Political Science Association. Occasionally, she writes blogs for the international website Future Challenges, established by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the International Republican Institute’ blog Democracy Speaks.