Javier Santiago Ortiz Correa
Javier Santiago joined the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti in March 2020. He has worked for International Organizations since 2013. He has worked for UNESCO, UNDP and the World Bank in projects concerning property crime trends, the monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of conditional cash transfers, the impact of industrial policies for the automotive policies and the evaluation of the policing initiatives in cities to improve education outcomes. More recently, he has been a policy specialist consultant for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) helping partner countries to develop their education sector analyses (ESA's) and their education sector plans (ESP's). Javier Santiago holds a PhD from the University of California, Riverside (2013) and a M.A. in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco (2007). His main fields of professional work are social policies (health and education), access to water and sanitation services, and the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies. When not dealing with data and water or development issues, he can be seen running on the streets.