Giovanni Pasquali

Giovanni Pasquali


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Giovanni Pasquali's research focuses on the public and private governance of Global Value Chains, with an interest in aspects related to innovation and upgrading in small and medium enterprises in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Giovanni completed his doctor in 2018 at the University of Oxford, Department of International Development,  with a dissertation titled 'When Value Chains Go South: Governance and Upgrading of the Kenyan Leather Sector'. Since January 2019, Giovanni works as research associate for the ESRC-GCRF funded project 'Shifting South: Decent Work in Regional Value Chains and South-South Trade'.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, When value chains go south: governance and upgrading of the Kenyan leather sector, Oxford University

1 Oct 201428 Aug 2018

Award Date: 28 Aug 2018

Master of Science, MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy, Oxford University

Award Date: 27 Jul 2012

Master of Arts, International Relations, University of Bremen

Award Date: 31 Aug 2011

Bachelor of Arts, Scienze Internazionali e Diplomatiche, Universita Degli Studi di Trieste

Award Date: 25 Sept 2009

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute


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