Priscilla Idele is Deputy Director of the UNICEF’s Office of Research-Innocenti in Florence, Italy. She is a demographer and a public health specialist with expertise in monitoring and evaluation of health, HIV/AIDS, child protection and development, and social protection programmes. Prior to the current position, she was the Chief of Data Analysis Unit at UNICEF New York, in which she led and provided oversight for global monitoring and reporting on health, HIV/AIDS and related child protection and development commitments for children and women. Prior to UNICEF, Dr Idele worked as a Strategic Information Adviser for PEPFAR in Tanzania and the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project in the USA. Dr Idele has extensive experience working in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, North America and Europe. She is a recipient of the International AIDS Society (IAS) Prize for Excellence in research related to children. She holds a Ph.D in Social Statistics from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.