About ARS

ARS is a consulting firm specialized in research and development, capacity building, project design, management and evaluation. Since its establishment in 2011, ARS has implemented more than 50 research and technical assistance projects for more than 30 different clients. ARS's primary areas of focus include democratization, governance, public policy and social services.

Core team

ARS is composed of individuals with significant experience in designing, managing, implementing and evaluating research and technical assistance projects. Our team is dedicated to providing quality and timely consulting services.

Aliriza Arënliu

Senior Research Expert

Aliriza is a Professor at Department of Psychology at University of Prishtina since 2001 and holds a PhD degree in psychology from Ludwig Maxmillian University at Munich and BA and MA degree from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul in Psychological Guidance and Counseling. Until 2008, Mr. Arënliu worked as the National Professional Officer on the mental health program at the World Health Organization office in Prishtina. He was also executive director and one of the founders of Dokufest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival in Prizren, Kosovo until 2012. Aliriza is specialized in research methodology design and implementation, having led the implementation of more than 50 research projects in social services sector.

Dardan Berisha

Senior Consultant

Dardan Berisha – Research expert: Dardan has more than 10 years of experience in designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating technical and research assistance projects. Dardan has led ARS in implementing multiple nationwide reseearch projects. Dardan has worked in various capacities as a consultant for organizations such as IFES, OSCE, MSI, UNDP, USAID and European Union-funded projects. Dardan holds a Bachelor’s Degree on International Relations from Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus, and a Master’s Degree in International Comparative Law from Indiana University, United States.

Diadora Cërmjani

Diadora has more than five years of experience in leading the implementation of technical and research assistance projects on a variety of governance, social and health services, and social inclusion issues. Specialized in research methodology design, data analysis and reporting, Diadora has significant experience as a leader of research projects of the Institute of Psychology of the University of Prishtina and ARS Consulting. Diadora has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master Degree in School Psychology and Counseling from the University of Prishtina. Diadora is also pursuing two psychotherapy specializations, one in Trauma Therapy at the Psycho- social Center for Trauma Therapy and another in Gestalt Psychotherapy through the Gestalt Institute Synergy. Diadora is also pursuing a second Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Community at the University of Prishtina, Kosovo.

Jehona Krasniqi

Research Associate

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Jehona completed the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Prishtina. Jehona was recently involved in the Quality of Care study as a data collector. Since 2013 Jehona has completed various volunteer and research assistance work on the area of health including for Ideas for Parntership, International Society for Telemedicine and e-health and SOS Children’s Villages.

Jon Konjufca

Data Analyst

Jon is experienced in data entry, data coding, data cleaning, generation of SPSS data sets, and maintaining overall quality of research projects. Jon has worked as Data Analyst on multiple research projects at Applicative Research Solutions, Researcher at Bambus Group and Center for Global Health. Jon completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and Master’s Degree on Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Prishtina.

Levent Koro


Levent Koro has been working for almost a decade as an expert at Word Bank, along with additional short term engagements with UNDP, ILO, SDC financed projects, during which period he was actively engaged in the process of developing several strategic documents and direct capacity building efforts mainly for central institutions in the field of employment generation, private sector development and labour markets in general. Levent has led the implementation of multiple nation-wide research projects and maintaining overall quality of data and research reporting.