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Jakob is Research and Policy Officer at OPHI. He does both academic research on multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis and associated areas – and he works with international partners in United Nations agencies and governments around the world towards the development of multidimensional poverty indices as permanent official statistics and all-of-government policy-tools.
Jakob is also Lecturer at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.
He previously held research positions at the Blavatnik School of Government and Mansfield College (both University of Oxford), and has worked in diplomacy for the German Federal Foreign Office.
Jakob has a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg; an MA in Political Philosophy from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and an MSc & MPP in Public Policy and Human Development from the United Nations University.