Barbara Ubaldi

Acting Head of Division and Head of Digital Government and Open Data

OECD, France

Barbara Ubaldi heads the OECD Unit responsible for the work on Digital Government, Open Data and Data-driven Public Sector within the Division for Public Sector Reform of the Public Governance Directorate.

Barbara leads thematic reviews on digital government and open data, and co-ordinates the work on the use of new technologies, social media and Open Data in governments (OGD) to enhance public sector’s openness, efficiency and innovation. She is also responsible for working with adherent countries on the implementation of the OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies.

Specifically on OGD, Barbara oversees the development of the OECD OURdata index, which assesses governments’ efforts to implement open data in three areas: Openness, Usefulness and Re-usability of government data to deliver value. More information on the index and country reviews:

Prior to the OECD she served for over seven years as Programme Officer for E-Government and Knowledge Management at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York. She gathered extensive experience working with developing countries on digital government, ICT and knowledge management for development.

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Inclusive Governance: Bringing all voices on board for the design and delivery of policies and public services

This session will explore two aspects of inclusive governance: inclusive policy making and inclusive service design and delivery. How to involve everyday people from all walks of life in policy making, in such a way that allows them to give constructive, informed input into public decisions? And how to enhance the reach and impact of digital public services to support inclusion in terms of design and delivery?