Yoshie Kaga is Programme Specialist in change of early childhood care and education (ECCE) at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, since 1998. She is responsible for developing and implementing ECCE projects, promoting global partnerships, and providing technical assistance to UNESCO units and field offices, governments and partners. She is currently leading the OECD-UNESCO Joint Initiative: Survey of Teachers in Pre-primary Education (STEPP), implemented with the participation of the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Indonesia, Ghana, the Philippines, Togo and Viet Nam. Her publications include Investing against Evidence: the Global State of ECCE (2015), Caring and Learning Together: a Cross-National Study on the Integration of ECCE within Education (2010), and Contribution of Early Childhood Education to a Sustainable Society (2008). She was the manager and occasional author of UNESCO Policy Brief on Early Childhood (2006-2010). Her research interests include ECCE-primary school transition and relationship, workforce development, and integration and coordination of ECCE. She has MA in social anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and PhD in education from UCL Institute of Education, London.