Ivo Balinov

About: 

Since joining the Parliamentary Centre in 2003, Ivo Balinov has formulated and led key initiatives focused on the strengthening of inclusive democratic governance in complex political environments in over 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Eastern Europe. He currently coordinates the development of new programs and leads the Centre’s programming in Asia and Europe. Ivo holds an MA in European Studies from Carleton University, Ottawa. Ivo’s dedication to making a difference in his field of work has been underpinned by the understanding that sustainable democratic governance relies on functioning, constructive relationships between individual citizens, local civil society actors, and institutions of governance. He views the empowerment of marginalized groups to take part in the decision-making process as a prerequisite for development, peace and stability.

Expertise/Interests: 
Capacity Development
Civil Society and Institutional Strengthening
Conflict Resolution, Peace and Security
Gender
Governance
Negotiation
Oversight, Audit and Evaluation
Performance Measurement
Project Management
Project Planning and Design
Results Based Management
Strategic Planning
Training
Other (Field of Expertise): 
Legislatures and Political Parties