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Andrea Naldini

Director of Policy Analysis and Evaluation at ISMERI and Secretary of the Italian Evaluation Association. He has carried out macroeconomic and statistical analysis on public sector, cohesion and structural policies for almost 20 years. His main fields of expertise are regional policy and public policy monitoring and evaluation. Over the last few years, he has co-ordinated more than 20 evaluations of Structural Fund interventions for the Italian Government and the European Commission and was involved in the ex post evaluation of Cohesion policy in the period 2000-2006. He was a leading member of the team which undertook the study on Distribution of Competences in relation to Regional Development Policies in EU Member States for DG Regional Policy and was part of the core team which coordinated the Expert Evaluation Network for DG Regional Policy. Adviser to the European Commission (Dg Regio) with the task to supervise the Italian Operational Programmes (2013-2020) to evaluate their strategy and management. Currently, he is a member of the core team of Work Package 1 “Synthesis” of the ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, focusing on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF).