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Kevin Watkins

Kevin Watkins joined the Education for All Global Monitoring Report.

Academic Background

Kevin Watkins has a BA in Politics and Social Science from Durham University. He also has a doctorate from Oxford University. He spent one year in India doing research for his dissertation: “The economics and politics of Indian Nationalism from 1880-1947”.[1]


Kevin Watkins served as Researcher for the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (1983). He was then appointed as Head of International Development at the Catholic Institute for International Relations (1987-2001). He also became Head of Research in Oxfam (1991) where he covered issues such as debt relief, education,[2] social policy and poverty.

In 2000, he was part of the drafting committee for the framework of action and the six Education For All goals during the World Education Forum.

From 2004-2008, he was director of the United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Report. During this time, he directed a total of three reports, from 2005-2008:

  • Human Development Report 2007/8

  • Human Development Report 2006

  • Human Development Report 2005

As lead author of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report he produced the 2009, 2010 and 2011 reports: [3]

  • EFA Global Monitoring Report 2011

  • EFA Global Monitoring Report 2010

  • EFA Global Monitoring Report 2009

He was Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Global Economic Governance Programme at University College of the University of Oxford.[4] He has participated on the World Economic Forum as a discussion leader on the IdeasLab on the Global Redesign Initiative (Values and People) in 2010.[5] In addition, he is a board member of the [1].

Most recently, he joined the Overseas Develpment Institute as Executive Director

See also


External links

  • EFA Global Monitoring Report
  • Mr. Kevin Watkins, Thematic round table on, "Education for the future - Changing needs", High-level Segment 2011 - ECOSOC
  • Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2011
  • Interview: Kevin Watkins (EFA-GMR Director)
  • UN says world leaders must act to stop systematic rape of girls in conflict zones (The Guardian Article)
  • Kevin Watkin's blog on the Guardian
  • Kevin Watkins at the Doha Debates (6th of december 2010)
  • The Human Development Reports
  • Oxfam
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