Eelco Jacobs


Eelco Jacobs is a health governance, policy-making and financing specialist with 15 years of experience in international development in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, qualitative and mixed methods research, teaching, programme development and management. As an advisor in the Health Systems Strengthening team he leads KIT’s Focus Area on health systems in fragile and conflict-affected settings, and is a regular lecturer and tutor in KIT’s MSc programmes and short courses, coordinating the course on health policy and financing.

Eelco holds a PhD (des.) on the political economy of health systems governance and financing from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and an MSc in Political Economy and Sociology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, UK.