Dr Maria (Marily) Mexi is an international specialist on Employment and Social policy. Based in Geneva, Dr. Mexi lectures at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies while advising major international organizations, permanent missions and country delegations to the United Nations, as well as employers’ and workers’ organizations. She is a research fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies’ Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy and the United Nations Institute for Social Development, having also worked as an international specialist on employment and social policy at TASC – Thinking Ahead on Societal Change Platform.

Dr. Mexi has been a consultant at the International Labour Organization (ILO) on social governance and social dialogue problems since 2017. She recently co-edited the ILO Research Brief, “Peak-level Social Dialogue as a Governance Tool During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global and Regional Trends and Policy Issues,” the findings of which were included in the joint ILO/OECD report on global labour markets, which was acknowledged in the G20 Riyadh Summit Leaders Declaration. Dr. Mexi has worked for the European Commission as a social policy and employment expert, advising governments in many countries (Croatia, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia, and the Caribbean Community) on policy harmonization issues. At the same time, she has extensive expertise overseeing large-scale international development initiatives funded by the European Commission (Europaid) and the World Bank. More recently, she was co-awarded and co-directed the Swiss-funded (SNIS) projects “Gig Economy and its Implications for Social Dialogue” and “Social and Solidarity Economy, Urban Communities, and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups”, and led the Swiss-based research and policy component of SIRIUS. She holds a Doctorate degree (DPhil) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Oxford (St. Anne’s College).

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