Kerry AlbrightEternally curious international public servant bringing passion about evidence-informed decision-making, systems thinking, and help in understanding the value of evidence to international development
Kerry Albright is an international public servant working as the deputy director ad interim and chief, Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management, at UNICEF’s dedicated research centre, the Office of Research-Innocenti (UNICEF-Innocenti), based in Florence, Italy. In her evidence intermediary role, she oversees research quality assurance and ethical evidence generation standard-setting for UNICEF’s 190+ offices and 15,000 staff worldwide. She also has oversight of UNICEF-Innocenti activities in research governance, evidence synthesis and knowledge management, research capacity-building, research uptake and impact, and behavioural-sciences research and implementation research. Kerry’s work focuses on strengthening an evidence and learning culture across UNICEF and working with external partners in support of a global community of practice around evidence for children. Prior to joining UNICEF in 2015, Kerry worked in various roles at the UK’s Department for International Development, now the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, where she was head of the Evidence to Action Unit and also co-founded the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative.