Abbie Raikes, PhD., MPH, is the Program Director for ECD Measure. She is an associate professor at the College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Raikes’ recent work has focused on improving early childhood programs and policies in low- and middle-income countries. Her research background also includes a strong focus on young children’s social/emotional development and leadership of the Measuring Early Learning and Quality Outcomes project. Previously, Abbie contributed to early childhood policy development in several countries as a program specialist for the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, and she was a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Abbie has advised several organizations on early childhood development and education, including UNICEF, World Bank, and the World Health Organization.