Professor Steve MacFeely

Professor Steve MacFeely

Steve MacFeely is the Director of Data and Analytics at the World Health Organization, based in Geneva, Switzerland and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Policy Studies at University College Cork in Ireland. 

He is co-chair of the Committee of the Chief Statisticians of the UN System (CCS-UN) and of the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA), chairs the Advisory Boards of the Statistical Journal of the IAOS, and of the International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP), and is a member of the statistical advisory panels to both the UNDP Human Development Index and UNCTAD’s Productive Capacity Index.

Steve is an elected member of the International Statistics Institute and a member of the IAOS Executive Committee.

He was a co-lead on the Data Strategy of the Secretary-General for Action by Everyone, Everywhere 2020 – 2022, and a lead author of the 2020 System-wide Roadmap for Innovating UN Data and Statistics.

Before joining WHO, Steve was Chief Statistician at UNCTAD. Prior to joining the UN, he was the Deputy Director-General at the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Ireland and Programme Director of the joint CSO - Institute of Public Administration ‘Professional Diploma in Official Statistics & Policy Evaluation’.



Centre for Policy Studies

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University College Cork, 5 & 6 Bloomfield Terrace, Western Road, Cork