Dr Priscilla Idele is the Deputy Director at the UNICEF Office of Research in Florence, Italy. Previously, she led the Global Data and Analytics team at UNICEF New York. Her work over the past 30 years has focused on strategic direction and leadership of efforts in data and analytics, monitoring and evaluation, research, and evidence generation and use to inform global and national policy, advocacy, and strategic planning. She has broad experience in international development and leading complex high-level partnerships and networks spanning issues of child rights and protection, public health and HIV/AIDS, education, poverty and inequality, and gender, and in developing normative guidance and standards for monitoring and evaluation of global agenda such as the SDGs. She is a recipient of the International AIDS Society (IAS) Prize for Excellence in research related to children affected by HIV/AIDS. She holds a Ph.D in Social Statistics from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.