Welcome to the website of Keith Lewin, who is Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education at the University of Sussex.  He was formerly the Director of the DFID funded Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE) and was Director of the Centre for International Education at Sussex for 17 years. He was Founding Director of the Sussex International Masters programme in Education (1979). He holds degrees in Physics, Science Policy, and Development from Manchester and  Sussex Universities and was the first graduate scholarship holder of the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex. He is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and a Chartered Physicist. He Chairs the Trustees of the UK Forum for International Education and Training. 

Keith has worked extensively on education and development over the last 45 years. Alongised his academic career he has worked on assignments for most of the major bilateral and multilateral aid agencies and for many national governments in Africa and Asia. His main interest include educational planning and finance; aid to education; science education;  assessment and teacher education.  He has recently been working on  sustainable educational development; system theory;  educational indicators  and targets;  expanded access to secondary education in India, basic education in China, and aid to education for States in transition from low to middle income status.

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free downloadable content from recent events and activities under the Download tab.

Recent Blogs
NEW: Learning Matters and the World Development Report 2018
Blog for UKFIET and Education International
KeithLewin Blog WDR 2018 April 8th 2018

UKFIET Events involving Keith Lewin

Download: New Paper for Global Partnership for Education launched at UKFIET
The Educational Challenges of Transition – Global Partnership for Education KL 2017

Wednesday 0830-10.30 South School

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE): driving the Sustainable Development Agenda through a multi-stakeholder approach
» Karen Mundy (Global Partnership for Education), Raphaelle Martinez (Global Partnership for Education), Talia de Chaisemartin (Global Partnership for Education) Chair: Sharon Tao

Discussant: Keith M Lewin


Wednesday 13:30 – 15:00 East School

BAICE Question Time: Panel

Professor Keith Lewin, a past President of BAICE,
Professor Fazal Rizvi, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences
Professor Michele Schweisfurth, Chair of the Board of Trustees for UKFIET


Thursday 11:00 – 12:30 Room 6

Assessment and the SDGs
Manos Antoninis

Assessing Learning for Sustainable Development: Curriculum Reform, High Stakes Assessment, Global Indicators and Real Facts

Presenter:  Keith Lewin – (Centre for International Education, University of Sussex)


Thursday 13:30 – 15:00 Room 9

Challenges and progress in monitoring SDG target 4.7

Bryony Hoskins (University of Roehampton), Ralph Carstens (IEA), Mario Piacentini (OECD), Manos Antoninis (Global Education Monitoring Report), Christophe Cornu – Discussant (UNESCO), Lanora Callahan (University of Roehampton),

 Keith Lewin – Discussant (Centre for International Education, University of Sussex), 

Silvia Montoya – Discussant (UNESCO UIS)


Recent Books

Two Decades of Basic Education in China
Springer 2017

Educational Access, Equity, and Development: Planning to Make Rights Realties.
International Institute for Educational Planning 2015

Educational Development in India under RMSA.
Synthesis Equity in Access and Learning in India

Recent Blogs

Blog: GEMR and Better Aid   Better Aid.

Blog Sustainable Development  Sustainable Development


Keith Lewin’s research interests include:

* Access, Equity and Post 2015 Frameworks for Development
* The Political Economy of Education and Development
* Educational Planning and Finance
* Teacher Education
* Science Education Policy
* Privatisation and Public Goods
* Assessment and Evaluation

To read his publications (books, journal articles, monographs, papers, etc) please click here or go to the research tab above. Free downloads are available from the download tab above.

For a more complete biography, please see the wikipedia entry  and my University of Sussex profile

email: k.m.lewin@sussex.ac.uk