Iveta Reinholde is an associate professor at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Latvia. She has considerable experience in conducting policy evaluations, working in multi-national teams and international setting on such areas as public administration reform, internal audit, human security and public services. In addition, fields of her research include EU public policy, public policy evaluation and analysis, public sector organizations and organisation theory. She is experienced in advising national and local governments. Ms Reinholde has a considerable number of publications on public management issues. Since 2014, she is an independent expert for the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe.