Kevin Watkins

Kevin Watkins

Executive Director (2013 - 2016)

Kevin was Executive Director at ODI from June 2013 to September 2016. He is a former non-resident senior fellow with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, and was previously director and lead author of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report. His research focused on education, globalisation and human development.

Media Coverage

Kevin is an engaging speaker who has appeared on BBC News, CNBC, Al Jazeera’s Newshour, Deutsche Welle and other major TV news stations. He writes regular blogs and opinion pieces on key development issues and is available for comment on a range of issues, from the SDGs to refugees and migration.​


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