Eelco Jacobs


Eelco Jacobs, MSc, PhD, is a health systems governance, policy-making and financing specialist with over 15 years of experience in international development. He’s worked in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, qualitative and mixed methods research, capacity development, programme development and management.

As a senior advisor in the Health Systems Strengthening team he chairs KIT’s Centre for Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings, and is a regular lecturer and tutor in KIT’s courses ‘Analysing Disrupted Health Systems’, ‘Strengthening Disrupted Health Systems’, and the Masters in Public Health programme, coordinating the course on health policy and financing

Eelco holds a PhD 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.