Linda Hooper is a Statistician in the Statistics Division. She contributes substantively to the work on capacity development, the implementation of the Cape Town Global Action Plan and oversees the High-level Group on Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda. For the UN World Data Forum, both the current one in Dubai and the first in Cape Town, she developed the substantive programme. Linda is the focal point on data disaggregation in the context of the 2030 Agenda.
The focus of the majority of her UN career has been in the area of social statistics, mainly gender and development statistics. Over her career, she contributed to the methodological development of gender statistics and oversaw various expert groups on health status, disability and quality of work. Linda first joined the UN in the Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva. Before joining the UN, Linda was a Demographer producing estimates and projections at the US Census Bureau and briefly in the UN Population Division. Her graduate work is in demography and statistics from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.