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Barbara Ubaldi

Barbara has extensive experience on digital government, ICT and knowledge management acquired working in international contexts. She served for over seven years as Programme Officer at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York where she was responsible for the full scale management of technical cooperation programmes. Since 2009, Barbara has led the the OECD work on Digital Government within the Division for Public Sector Reform of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate. In this capacity, Barbara has managed a number of thematic reviews on digital government and participated in several Public Governance Reviews, which include Denmark, Greece, Mexico, Italy, Estonia, Egypt, Spain and France. Barbara co-ordinates the work on the use of new technologies, social media and Open Data in governments (OGD) to enhance the public sector’s openness and innovation. Specifically on OGD, Barbara oversees the development of the OECD OURdata index, which assesses governments’ efforts to implement open data in three critical areas: Openness, Usefulness and Re-usability of government data.