François Fonteneau is the Deputy Head of PARIS21, where he works with national statistical offices, multilateral organisations, development agencies and other stakeholders to advance the PARIS21 mission. François has 15 years of international experience working on data production and use with more than 50 countries. François started his career with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, working on the design and implementation of surveys and censuses in Africa. He joined PARIS21 as the Coordinator of the Accelerated Data Program funded by the World Bank, contributing to the International Household Survey Network on microdata management and open data. François was more recently working with FAO where he coordinated a statistical capacity-building G20 initiative and led the development of AGRIS, an innovative survey initiative designed to fill critical SDG data gaps. He holds a Masters Degree in Agriculture Economics from INA-PG, France and a Masters Degree in Econometrics from ENSAE, France.