Giulio Bordon MSc.


Research group(s):
7. Social Protection

Giulio is a researcher in the Social Protection research team of Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT where he also obtained his MSc in Public Policy and Human Development, with a specialisation in Social Protection. His research focuses on impact evaluation and financial sustainability of SP policies.

Upon finishing his studies, he joined the Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism Department of the ITC-ILO in Turin and worked as an external collaborator for the ILO-DWT of Trinidad and Tobago. Today he continues his collaboration with both ITCILO and ILO in technical cooperation initiatives and delivering training courses.

Before joining UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University, he obtained his BA from La Sapienza University in Rome where he studied sociology specialising in methodology of social research and industrial relations.

Selected publications by Giulio Bordon

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Kool, Tamara A. , Giulio Bordon & Franziska Gassmann, 2021, Access to social protection for platform and other non-standard workers: A literature review, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2021-002

Research reports
Martorano, Bruno, Ortrun Merkle, Alex Hunns, Giulio Bordon, Cintia Denise Granja & Francesco Iacoella, 2021, Inequality in Botswana; An analysis of the drivers and district-level mapping of select dimensions of inequality, Botswana is currently one of the most unequal countries globally, having the 9th highest Gini coefficient, indicating the degree of inequality of incomes, according to the most recent UNDP report (2020). Both theoretical and empirical studies have shown the negative effect of inequality on long-run growth, poverty reduction, social and political stability. The issue of inequality in Botswana has received limited attention historically from both research and policy perspectives. This study was therefore commissioned by UNDP, in an attempt to assist Botswana in understanding the drivers of inequality beyond income, as part of Botswana’s commitment to implement SDG 10 targets, More information