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Micro-planning and school mapping, Education statistics, EMIS, Projections and simulation models, Geospatial data in educational planning

Amelie A. Gagnon is leading the Data and Evidence Cluster of the Technical Cooperation team at IIEP

Amelie is coordinating IIEP’s portfolio in micro-planning, covering the areas of decentralization and deconcentration, workforce management, geospatial data analysis, education statistics, the operationalization of the Right to Education, the use of evidence in educational planning, as well as designing tools and methodologies. 

As a demographer, Amelie is passionate about putting data to the service of evidence-informed decision-making in educational planning.

Prior to joining IIEP in 2015, Amelie spent six years at the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) advising Member States of Latin America and the Caribbean in matters of EMIS, data collection, data management, monitoring and evaluation. Amelie was also responsible for building the UIS global database on free and compulsory education and contributing to the design of key international comparative education surveys. 

Before joining UNESCO, Amelie served as Economist-Statistician at Statistics Canada’s Research Data Centre in Saskatchewan (Canada) where they were responsible for opening and managing a research facility, providing statistical capacity building to researchers and students, and analysing disclosure risks from projects using Canadian Social Surveys and censuses.


  • M.Sc. in Demography (Population and Development) and B.Sc. in both Political Science and Economics, from the Université de Montréal (Canada)