People & partners

Maja Jakobsen

Portfolio Manager, Natural Resources and Energy

Maja Jakobsen is a consultant and manager of OPM’s Natural Resources and Energy portfolio. Since joining OPM, Maja has been engaged in a variety of projects with a focus on natural resources and social sectors. She has carried out an analysis of contributions from mining to economic and social outcomes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia; undertaken a study of the sustainability of Indonesia’s recent growth in the light of the latest commodity boom; contributed to an analysis of vulnerabilities to corruption in NORAD’s Oil for Development (OfD) programme in Uganda Mozambique and Bolivia; carried out impact evaluations of social protection programmes; and captured community perceptions using qualitative interviewing techniques and tools. She holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and an MSc in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.