Management Board

The Management Board is responsible for strategic decisions on the Centre’s activities and the implementation of its work programme.


  • The Italian Minister for Public Administration (or delegate)
  • The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (or delegate)
  • The Director of the OECD Public Governance Directorate (or delegate)
  • The Executive Director of the Centre
  • The President of the National School of Administration (SNA) (or delegate)

Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the Centre’s organisation, management and teaching activities.
Current incumbent: Prof. Maurizio Mensi

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee identifies and defines effective implementation strategies to achieve the Centre’s goals.

  • a representative of the Minister for Public Administration
  • a representative of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • a representative of the National School of Administration (SNA)
  • a representative of the OECD
  • Ministers of Public Administration (or similar institutions) of MENA and OECD countries
  • funding bodies, experts and representatives of the public and private sectors.

Technical Secretariat


  • Paola Gloria
  • Lorella Mastroianni
  • Rita Muto

Design and communication support – Prof. Valentina Donini.

The Italian National School of Administration


The National School of Administration (SNA) is an institution of higher education and research established in 1957 under the supervision of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers. The main goal of the School is to recruit managers for the Italian civil service, provide in-service training courses for senior staff and lead research projects to improve the efficiency and quality of Italian public administration.

Encompassing research, training and knowledge sharing, SNA is a national centre of excellence which considers international agreements a fundamental part of its activities, investing in the mutual exchange of good practices between international institutions for the development of good governance actions throughout the world.

The SNA headquarters is in Rome, with teaching and training activities also taking place at the Caserta branch in the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Palace.

Governance Programme


The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is an International organisation of 37 member countries founded in 1961 to promote policies that improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems.

The Organisation has been working intensively with the MENA region through the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development since 2005. In particular, the MENA-OECD Governance Programme supports progress with governance reform that matters for achieving global social and economic development objectives. The Programme is directed towards helping all interested MENA countries strengthen their capacity to govern by improving policy-making systems and the performance of public institutions and by enhancing their efficiency, transparency and accountability and the interaction between public and private sectors as well as governments and their citizens.