Francesca Perucci is the chief of the Statistical Services Branch in the UN Statistics Division where she oversees the work of the Statistics Division on SDGs. Between 2002 and 2012, she was responsible for the programme on the global monitoring of the MDGs.
For a number of years, she also managed the capacity development programme of the Statistics Division to strengthen statistical systems in countries, with a focus on statistics and indicators to monitor development and the MDGs.
Ms. Perucci initiated her career in the UN as a technical adviser on gender and social statistics. Since then, in different positions within the UN system, she has focused on developing and promoting the use of statistics and indicators to monitor progress in development and to inform policies.
Between 2012 and 2014, she was assistant Director at the UN Population Division where her work focused on demographic analysis and the substantive support to the intergovernmental process on population and development.
She has authored a number of articles on social and gender statistics, two issues of the UN publication The World’s Women, in 1995 and 2000, and several statistical manuals on gender statistics and social statistics. She was the lead author of the MDG Report from 2005 to 2012.