Kevin Watkins is a nonresident senior fellow with the Center for Universal Education and the Development Assistance and Governance Initiative. He currently serves as the executive director of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). His research focuses on education, globalization and human development. Previously, he was the director and lead author of UNESCO’
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.