Title: Senior Program Officer and Research Fellow, Country Strategies
Lakin joined the IBP in May 2009 as a program officer with the Partnership Initiative. He is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and works in East Africa and Ghana. Prior to joining IBP, Jason completed his PhD in Government and Social Policy, and post-doctoral research in Global Health, at Harvard University. The focus of Lakin’s research was on the political economy of social policy reform in Mexico (particularly health financing and implementation). Before graduate school, Lakin worked briefly as a researcher on tax and housing issues for the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute. He has also studied and conducted research in Chile, Germany, Mexico, India and Zimbabwe. He is the co-author, with Seymour Martin Lipset, of The Democratic Century (2004).