Krenar Gashi is a Kosovar researcher and policy analyst. He is the founding director of the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) an influential think tank that focuses on democratisation and economic development. A former investigative reporter, Gashi worked for numerous Kosovo media. Later, he was the Kosovo editor for Balkan Insight, founded the only English-language newspaper in Kosovo – Prishtina Insight – and covered Kosovo for the Financial Times. Before establishing INDEP in 2011, Krenar Gashi led the Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIPRED). He studied sociology at the University of Pristina, holds an MA in Media and Communication from Kijac Institute (Kosovo) and an MA in European Politics from the University of Sussex (UK). He is a PhD candidate at the Centre for EU Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Ghent.