Welcome to the website of Keith Lewin, who is Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education at the University of Sussex.  He directed the DFID Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE) from 2005 and was formerly Director of the Centre for International Education (1995-2011) at Sussex. He was Founding Director of the Sussex International Masters programme in Education (1979). He holds degrees in Physics, Science Policy, and Development from Manchester  Sussex Universities and was the first graduate scholarship holder of the Institute of Development Studies. He is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences and a Chartered Physicist.

Keith Lewin has worked extensively on education and development for the major bilateral and multilateral aid agencies and for many national governments in Africa and Asia over the last 40 years. He has recently been working on educational access and equity, indicators and targets post 2015, secondary education development in India, basic education in China, aid to education for States in transition from low to middle income, and privatisation and public goods in education and development.


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