Dr. Chris de Neubourg is a social protection and social policy expert who contributes his forty years of international experience in quantitative research and economic analysis to produce the highest quality design and implementation of social policy evaluation.
Chris currently holds a professorship in the field of Public Policy and Management at Tilburg University (TIAS School for Business and Society). He has held additional decades of leading roles in academia and social policy research around the world, including at Maastricht University, Nihon University Tokyo, the University of Mauritius, Harvard University and the Ecole des hautes études en Sciences Politiques et Sociales (Paris). He was the founder and academic director of the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and its Graduate Programmes in Social Protection Policy Design and Financing.
As former Chief of Social and Economic Policy research at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Chris also brings to the table his longstanding experience with UNICEF, as well as with research‐consultancies in collaboration with UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank, OECD, and bilateral donor agencies in Africa, Asia, Central Asia and Central- and Eastern Europe.
Most recently, Chris has been working as the lead consultant on various projects related to child‐ focused social protection and policy, applying the methodology of Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) for analyzing multidimensional child poverty in various countries across Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Having led the development of the MODA methodology during his time working with UNICEF Innocenti, Chris holds intimate knowledge of the nature and complexity of monitoring and measuring children’s well‐being, and of the need for methodological adaptability in highly sensitive political and social contexts. His expertise in this area provides confidence for the comprehensive, accurate, and meaningful evaluation of the program impact on child and maternal well‐being. He leads a team of associate members as part of the recently formed Social Policy Research Institute (SPRI).