Kevin Watkins

Senior fellow, Center for Universal Education

Kevin Watkins is a nonresident senior fellow with the Center for Universal Education. Previously, he was the director and lead author of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report after serving for three years as the director of the UNDP Human Development Report, where he led the research on reports covering the Millennium Development Goals, water and climate change. Prior to working with the United Nations, he worked for thirteen years with Oxfam, where he authored major reports on African debt, international trade and Oxfam’s Education Report. He has written extensively on a wide range of development issues for the international media.

In addition to his work at Brookings, Watkins is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow with the Global Economic Governance program at University College, Oxford University. He holds a BA in Politics and Social Science from Durham University and a doctorate from Oxford University. His research focuses on education, globalization and human development.

Kevin Watkins is a nonresident senior fellow with the Center for Universal Education. Previously, he was the director and lead author of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report after serving for three years as the director of the UNDP Human Development Report, where he led the research on reports covering the Millennium Development Goals, water and climate change. Prior to working with the United Nations, he worked for thirteen years with Oxfam, where he authored major reports on African debt, international trade and Oxfam’s Education Report. He has written extensively on a wide range of development issues for the international media.

In addition to his work at Brookings, Watkins is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow with the Global Economic Governance program at University College, Oxford University. He holds a BA in Politics and Social Science from Durham University and a doctorate from Oxford University. His research focuses on education, globalization and human development.

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