International projects

Jan-Feb 2014: Word Bank expert (sole reviewer) for the review of the Federal system of Framework Agreements implemented by the Republic of Ethiopia


Mar-Nov 2012: Expert for the Task Force for Greece on the reform of the Greek Public Procurement System 


Dec 2010 - Mar 2011: Lead Expert for the OECD Peer-Review of the Federal Public Procurement of the United States

Nov 2011: Lead Expert for the OECD Peer-Review of the Istituto Mexicano de Seguro Social (IMSS), Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX).

The OECD methodology for peer reviews involves lead-experts from OECD countries so as to facilitate benchmarking with OECD and G20 countries. I acted as one of the experts for assessing the procurement policy and practice, in particular for enhancing transparency, accountability, integrity and good management, and for benchmarking them with international good practices



Mar-Nov 2011Moderator of the UN Research and Policy Development Consultation on e-Procurement for Innovative Governance.


The United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG)—an operational arm of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) —  initiated a program on the subject of public sector e-procurement as a critical factor to ensure good governance in a fair, efficient, transparent, accountable, participatory, and corruption-preventive manner. The “Research and Policy Development Consultation Meeting on e-Procurement for Innovative Governance” (Seoul, 10-11 March 2011) initiated a global process to be followed-up by the DPADM in other regions, in response to the current demand for e-procurement as a growing area in governmental operations in all regions.


The Meeting gathered 13 experts (from China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Philippines, The Republic of Korea, and the World Bank and Asian Development Bank) who were asked to suggest state-of-the-art approaches and features of the research and a methodology for information collection in the Asia and Pacific Region. The information is to become a basis for UNPOG research activities in the preparation of a Compendium of e-procurement practices in Asia and the Pacific



2008-2011: Coordinator of EU Public Procurement Learning Lab: Created in 2004, the main objective of the EU Public Procurement Lab is to share good practices among European procurement agencies, by studying specific topics and exchanging useful knowledge on participants’ activities. The Lab works on an informal, self-funded and entirely voluntary basis. The Lab’s activity takes mainly the form of reports on topics of common interest, which are carried out by working groups under the responsibility of a coordinating institution.


since 2012: Expert for the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance on the “Emission Trading Scheme” Regulation and member of the Joint Procurement Steering Committee for the Common Auction Monitor and Platform

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