Director of the Good Governance Observatory. He is Director of the Master in Public Management (University Institute Ortega y Gasset) and the Master in Security, Crisis and Emergencies (University King Juan Carlos) among others. PhD in Political Science and Sociology and Degree in Law (University Complutense, Madrid, Spain), he also holds a Degree in Philology (Central University of Barcelona, Spain), a Diploma in European Community (Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Diplomatic School, Spain) and a Diploma in French Studies (University of Toulouse – Le Mirail, France). He was a Fulbright Scholar, and studied a Master in Public Affairs at Indiana University – School of Public and Environmental Affairs, USA. He authored or co-authored more than two hundred books and articles on Government, Public Management and administrative ethics. He has held different positions in the Spanish Public Administration as the Technical General Secretary of Education and Culture in the Community of Madrid or, currently, member of the Governing Board of the State Agency for Evaluation and Quality (AEVAL). Manuel is Co-founder and member of the Executive Committee of Transparency International- Spain. He is also member of the Academic Committee of the International Organization CLAD. He has been visiting professor in different European and U.S universities and consultant for different Governments and international bodies (BID, OECD, WB...).