International Labour Office
In July 2017, Daniela Zampini joined the Decent Work Team for Central and Eastern Europe of the International Labour Office (ILO), as Employment and Skills Specialist. Previously based in Cairo (Egypt) in a similar capacity for the ILO’s North Africa Decent Work Team, the focus of her work is on effective and comprehensive employment policy frameworks, labour market information systems and pro-employment macroeconomic policies. Prior to that, Daniela was a senior policy specialist at the United Nations Development Programme, responsible for the portfolio on job-rich, inclusive and sustainable growth.
Daniela has also served with the ILO in Geneva and in Southern Africa as an expert on Employment, Multinational Enterprises and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Subsequently, she has carried out assignments as Chief Technical Adviser for projects on Youth Employment and Migration in Albania and Egypt. Her work has concentrated on labour market institutions, employment policy, skills development, and the design of area-based employment promotion programmes.
Between 1997 and 2004, Daniela held multiple assignments as researcher and project manager for various Non-Governmental Organisations and the United Nations, including UNESCO and UNDP, working extensively in sub-Saharan Africa, Horn of Africa, and in the Middle East. Her activities have mostly concentrated in the areas of entrepreneurship promotion, trade, private sector development and public-private partnership.
Daniela holds a PhD in Economics and Social History and masters’ degrees in Economic Development and Economics from Bocconi University in Italy and from the University of Glasgow in Scotland (UK). She has authored publications and policy papers on employment, CSR, and on the labour and employment impacts of FDI.