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Michelle Mills

Education Researcher (Sports for Development)

Michelle is an education researcher with UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, focused on qualitative research for the Time to Teach and Sport for Development Projects. She has worked with the UN on a range of issues related to children’s schooling: from child labour in agriculture and youth employment at FAO and ILO, to her previous experience at Innocenti, where she led the research translation and dissemination of cash transfer programming in Africa. Michelle also has classroom teaching and field experience working directly with students, parents, teachers, and communities to improve learning outcomes and empower children. Michelle holds an MA from Stanford University in International Education Administration and Policy Analysis.

Publications

What does SEA-PLM 2019 tell us about child well-being and learning in six Southeast Asian countries?
Publication

What does SEA-PLM 2019 tell us about child well-being and learning in six Southeast Asian countries?

Through quantitative analysis of the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics 2019 database, along with an investigation of policy implications and promising practices, this report advocates for increased coordination across cross-sectoral government institutions; increased school, parental and community support for children’s development; and providing a platform for children’s voices to understand their perspectives and needs.