Dita is a full-time research consultant with UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, with specific focus on early childhood education research. She joined UNICEF after working on a large-scale reform of the kindergarten sector, including developing cost and teacher supply and demand modelling, as a senior policy adviser at the Victorian Department of Education and Training in Australia. Prior to that she managed the development of classroom and learning measurements for a program to identify successful innovative approaches in Indonesian classrooms. Dita is a mixed-method policy researcher and has worked on a range of education research projects, covering the formal and non-formal sectors and ranging from early years to higher education, in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Mexico, the Philippines and Ethiopia. This experience includes five years with the Australian Council for Educational Research. Dita holds an MA in Education and Economics from Columbia University and a Master of Public Policy from the Australian National University.