Jacobus Cilliers is researcher on the RISE Tanzania team and an assistant teaching professor at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy. Prior to joining McCourt he worked for the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund at the World Bank and was also a visiting post-doctoral fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford. His research is in the area of applied micro-econometrics for development, with a focus on basic education service delivery. Current research projects are in Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania. He has published in top academic journals such as Science, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Human Resources.