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Jakub Polansky

  • Place of residence: Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Clients: World Bank; Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA-AKDN)
  • Email: j.polansky[at][dot]uk

Short introduction

Jakub Polansky is a development economist focusing on Central Asia. He researches various issues of rural markets, cross-border trade, energy poverty, and social institutions using a gender lens. Trained as an economist, and having completed ethnographic fieldwork in Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Jakub has extensive experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as data collection and analysis. Next to his academic activities, Jakub has been consulting for the World Bank and the Institute of Public Policy and Administration on a wide range of projects.

Jakub is completing his PhD in International Development at the University of Sussex, and is a graduate of University College London (MA) and Amsterdam University College (BA).

Thematic key areas


  • Masculinity


  • Education policy


  • Empowering Women's Rights

Climate and environment

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energies

Rural development

  • Natural Resources Management

Transport, infrastructure and logistics

  • Infrastructure
  • Transport and Mobility

Female economic empowerment

  • Trade and Value Chains
  • Labor Market Access


Analysis and planning

  • Creating Program Proposals
  • Gender Analysis
  • Operational Planning
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantative Research Methods/Statistics

Communication and Knowledge Management

  • Knowledge Management Systems

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Evaluation on behalf of other DC-Organizations

Project management

  • Development of Cooperations
  • Organizing of Networks and Knowledge Transfer


  • German Native language
  • English C2 Nearly native language skills
  • French C1 Expert language skills
  • Russian C1 Expert language skills



  • South Asia
  • Central Asia

East and South-East Europe

  • East Europe