Environmental country reviews

Meet the EPR team


At the OECD Secretariat, a team of eleven people manages the Environmental Performance Reviews. They collaborate with other OECD staff on specific issues, as well as outside consultants and reviewers from member countries.

Head of division

Nathalie Girouard has been the Head of Division for Environmental Performance and Information in the OECD Environment Directorate since 2015. She oversees the Environmental Performance Review programme, the development of work on environmental information and indicators and the OECD Fossil Fuel Support Intelligence Unit. In 2021, she was appointed Senior Manager for the OECD International Programme for Action on Climate (IPAC). Between 2009 and 2014, Nathalie co-ordinated OECD work on green growth and sustainable development and oversaw the mainstreaming of green growth within OECD country surveillance and cross-cutting work. She was responsible for the delivery of the Green Growth Strategy’s Synthesis Report to the 2011 Ministerial Council Meeting. She also ran the new OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum. Prior to these responsibilities, Nathalie was an Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General and an Economist in the OECD Economics Department. Nathalie holds a MSc in Economics from the University of Montreal. Before joining the OECD, she worked as a Policy Analyst at the Bank of Canada.

policy analysts


Ivana Capozza is a Senior Policy Analyst. She has worked on more than 15 EPRs and co-ordinated those of Germany, Israel, Japan and Ireland among others, and, most recently, New Zealand, Brazil and Chile. Before joining the OECD in 2008, Ivana worked as an economist at both the Environment and Economy ministries in Italy. She was awarded a MSc in economics from the University of Glasgow (UK) and completed a doctorate in environmental economics at the University of Bari (Italy).  


Eugene Mazur is a Policy Analyst. He has been involved in various EPRs since 2003. He co-ordinated the EPRs of Estonia, Hungary, Turkey and Lithuania. Having joined the OECD in 2001, he worked for over 14 years on environmental policy reform in countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia. In 2007-2014, he led work on environmental compliance assurance. Eugene is a US citizen of Russian origin, with a Master’s degree in environmental management from the University of Amsterdam.



Frédérique Zegel is a policy analyst. She co-ordinated the EPRs of Poland, France, Korea and the Czech Republic and Belgium. Before joining the EPR team in 2008, she worked on environmental information and indicators at the OECD. Frédérique was awarded a MSc in Statistics and Computer Science from the ENSAE in Paris.


Julia Wanjiru is a Policy Analyst. Prior to joining the EPI team, she has focused on the Sahel and West Africa region and notably supported the Food and Nutrition Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA). She worked on issues such as regional integration, governance, food security, nutrition, resilience and water. She notably developed several data visualisation tools on the food and nutrition situation and managed the SWAC’s Maps&Facts series. Julia holds a Master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris and currently completes a Master’s degree in agricultural economics from the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (Cedep) at the SOAS University of London. She joined the OECD in 2003.


  Carla Bertuzzi  provides the overall statistical support to the Environmental Performance Reviews Programme. She joined the Environment Directorate in 1991 and has mainly worked on environmental data and indicators. She holds a degree in statistical sciences from the University of Bologna.


Sarah Miet provides analysis, research and statistical support. She joined the Environment Directorate in 2008 and works on environmental data and indicators. She holds a Masters in econometrics from the University of Paris 10.



Mauro Migotto provides overall statistical support. He joined the Environment Directorate in 2011. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Milan (Italy), a Mphil in Development Studies from the University of Sussex (UK) and a PhD in Food and Agricultural Economics from the University of Reading (UK). 


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Natasha Cline-Thomas is the Communications Co-ordinator of the EPR team and Environmental Performance and Information division. She supports the publication process, highlights, web pages, social networks, media relations, and data visualisation. She holds a BA in Political Science and Human Rights Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University and a Masters from the bilingual English-French programme in International Project Management at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris.

Please feel free to contact Natasha if you have any questions or comments on these web pages or on our work.


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