Theodoor Sparreboom Profile

Mr Theo Sparreboom currently is Chief Technical Advisor of the joint OECD/ILO project on the assessment of the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination.

Prior to joining the Labour Migration Branch, he worked for the Statistics Department and the Economic and Labour Market Analysis Department at ILO Headquarters, and held various technical and leading positions for many years in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia for both the ILO and private international agencies. He first joined the ILO in 1995 as an associate expert on labour market information.

He holds a PhD in economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and published widely in official reports and peer reviewed journals.

Work areas: labour market information, analysis and statistics; (youth) employment; education; segregation; migration

Working Languages: English, Dutch (native), Portuguese, French (working knowledge).