Maria Manuel Leitão Marques

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques was a member of the Portuguese Parliament, as the Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernisation in 2015 -2019. Prior to this, she held the office as the Secretary of State for Adminstrative Modernisation.

In 2002 Maria Manuel was the European Commission expert, tasked in drafting on higher education in Angola and Mozambique under the ACP-EU cooperation programme in higher education.

Between 2013 and 2014, Maria Manuel was a consultant for the “Evaluation of services of the one‑stop shop (BAÚ)” project in Mozambique, which resulted in subsequent elaboration of proposals for modernization supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. During this time, she also was member of the High-Level Group on Administrative Burdens (European Commision).

In 2013 she was a consultant for the ‘Brazil-EU Exchange on Participatory Democracy’ (CESO PT/Ministry of Planning BR). Author, ‘Study of European practices in public service user satisfaction research’.

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques has a Doctorate in Economics (University of Coimbra) aind is since 2003 professor and Permanent Researcher at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra.