Since October 2010, Mrs. Barbara-Chiara Ubaldi leads the OECD E-Government Project within the Division for Public Sector Reform at the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate.
Ms. Ubaldi has been serving the OECD as Policy Analyst since February 2009. In this capacity, she managed a number of thematic reviews on e-government and participated in several Public Governance Reviews, which include Denmark, Greece, Mexico, Italy, Estonia, Egypt, Spain and France. Ms. Ubaldi has been co-ordinating for the past three years the OECD work on e-government indicators and the analysis on the use of new technologies - e.g. cloud computing, mobile technology, social media – to enhance public sector’s agility and mobility, as well as open government. She is leading the OECD Open Government Data activities.
Prior to joining the OECD she worked for more than 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 targeting e-government and ICT use in the public sector, and for developing the content of online self-assessment and capacity building tools in the area of e-government and knowledge management.
Ms. Ubaldi graduated in Political Science at LUISS University in Rome and has a Master Degree in International Trade. She also holds a Master of Science in Public Administration and Development Studies from North Eastern University in Boston, where she was a Fulbright Scholar in 2000-2001. She has previously studied international relations, international economics and law.