Jacobus De Hoop
Social Policy Specialist
Jacob joined UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti as a social policy specialist in 2015. His research focuses on the effects of public policy in developing countries on child labor, education, youth employment, and family wellbeing and functioning. Before joining UNICEF, Jacob worked as a research economist at the International Labour Organization (ILO). As part of this position, he studied the effects of a variety of programs that aim to support poor and vulnerable households and to increase their economic capacity. Prior to this, Jacob was affiliated with the Paris School of Economics as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow and worked for the World Bank on the evaluation of a cash transfer program in Malawi. Jacob holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Tinbergen Institute.