Orkidea Xhaferaj is interested in public policy and public administration, particularly in the use of research for informed policymaking, and the use ICT and digitalisation for improving decision-making processes. She holds a degree in Business Informatics from the University of Tirana and has worked for the Council of Ministers of Albania, as a Coordinator of the Communication and Information Office. At the same time she worked as a part-time Assistant in Business Communication in the Economy Faculty at the University of Tirana. She has also been active in the private sector, having been employed for Boga & Associates as a Marketing and Communication Expert. Between 2015 and 2017 she worked at PERFORM, a project which aims to build a strong social science research community, as a programme officer. In August 2018, Orkidea resumed her work there.
Master’s thesis title
Challenges of knowledge usage in the Albanian policymaking realm