Thomas de Hoop

Dr. Thomas de Hoop serves as a Senior Researcher for American Institutes for Research in Washington DC. He is currently the principal investigator for a randomized controlled trial of BRAC's early childhood intervention and nonexperimental evaluations of a DFID-supported affordable housing program in India and BRAC's nutrition program in Bangladesh. He also leads the meta-analysis for a systematic review on the effects of self-help groups on women's empowerment. Furthermore, he contributes to impact evaluations of a nutrition program in Zambia and a teacher training program in Uganda.

Previously, Dr. de Hoop worked as an evaluation specialist for the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) in New Delhi, India, where he lived for two years. As an evaluation specialist, Dr. de Hoop was responsible for coordinating the review and quality assurance of ten impact evaluation grants focusing on social protection in low- and middle-income countries. He also managed the quality assurance of 20 impact evaluation grants awarded under the Open and Policy Window.   

Thomas holds a PhD in development studies from Radboud University Nijmegen and a MSc in development economics from VU University Amsterdam. He has disseminated findings from impact evaluations to policy makers of DFID, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation as well as several policy makers from developing country governments and NGOs. He has also published papers in Social Science & Medicine, Feminist Economics, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and The Developing Economies.

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