Welcome to the website of Keith M Lewin
Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education
University of Sussex, United Kingdom

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Keith developed and directed the Centre for International Education at Sussex for 17 years and led  the DFID funded Research Consortium for Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE). Keith was the founding convenor of the Sussex International Masters programme in Education in 1979 which is now in its fortieth year. He has supervised 50 PhD students and is the author of more than 200 books, journal articles and research monographs.   

Keith holds  first class degree in Physics, and a Masters in Science Policy and Development from Manchester, and a PhD from Sussex University. He 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 (UKFIET). He is an honorary Professor in Beijing Normal and Hangzhou Universities and a former President of the British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE). Hewas awarded a prize for the best journal article on Africa in 2013 by the Comparative and International Education Society of North America.  

Keith has worked extensively on education and development since the early 1970s.  He has worked on assignments for the World BANK, DFID, UNICEF, UNESCO, GTZ, SIDA and  other major bilateral and multilateral aid agencies. He as also acted as a senior technical advisor to Ministries of Education across Africa and South and South East Asia. He has been an honorary Professor in Beijing and Hangzhou in China since the early 1990s and was a senior research advisor to the Ministry of Human Resource Development in India for 10 years.

Keith’s main research interests include: include educational financing, educational planning, fiscal reform for education, sustainable aid to education; science education;  assessment and teacher education.  He has recently been working on sustainable educational development and external financing in Africa; system change 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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Action Aid CIES Webinar

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Sustainable Financing of Education – FreshEd Podcast November 2018

Recent Blogs

Blog: Is the Education Outcomes Fund a Game Changer?

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


Blog: GEMR and Better Aid   Better Aid.

Blog Sustainable Development  Sustainable Development

Download: Paper for Global Partnership for Education
The Educational Challenges of Transition – Global Partnership for Education KL 2017

Recent Books and Articles

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 2017
Synthesis Equity in Access and Learning in India

To read publications (books, journal articles, monographs, papers, etc) go to the the download tab above. Please click here for a selection of archived research publications

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

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