Jacobus Cilliers is an assistant teaching professor at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy. He has worked for the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund at the World Bank, and he was also a visiting post-doctoral fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford. His research relates primarily to questions of public service provision of basic education in sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently principal investigator on field experiments of education programs and reform in South Africa and Nepal, and co-principal investigator on a third such experiment in Uganda. In past research, he evaluated a community reconciliation program in Sierra Leone and conducted a field experiment on foreigner presence and generosity in Sierra Leone.