ODI Research Report (2022) Escaping the Low Financing Trap; Strategies for Development in Low Income Countries

Lewin K M (2023) It is time to fix the low financing trap: public spending on education revisited. Journal of International Cooperation in Education
Keith Lewin Escaping the financing trap FINAL Oct 25th JICE

Lewin K M (2023) Using a systems approach to education and development;  insights from a multi-country research programme on access and learning. Presentation to the annual meeting of the CIES in Minnesota in April 2022.
Evolution of Systems. PP Draft Keith Lewin March 18th 2022
Final: Evolution of Systems. Keith Lewin January 2023 (colour)

BLOG Conference of the Parties (COP 26) 2021

Climate change conference Blog on Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Joining up the Dots and seeing beyond Radio Gaga  
Sustainable Educational Development UKFIET Oct25 2021

Submission to International Development Strategy Consultation, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, September 2021  
Professor Keith M Lewin International Development Strategy Submission September 6th KL

The IJED debate: Aid Futures: Agencies, Architectures and Modalities beyond 2021

The IJED debate: Aid Futures: Agencies, Architectures and Modalities beyond 2021

Stephen P Heyneman, Vanderbilt University Editor-in-Chief of IJED (Chair) formerly lead education policy and lending for MENA and Europe and Central Asia for World Bank
Keith M Lewin, University of Sussex, former Chair of Trustees UKFIET and former Director of DFID Research Centre on Access, Equity and Transitions in Education
Nick Burnett, Senior Fellow at the Results for Development Institute, Chair of the Governing Board of IIEP, former World Bank and UNESCO manager
Karen Mundy, incoming Director International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), University of Toronto (OISE) and former Chief Technical Advisor, GPE
Moses Oketch, Co-Director Centre for Education and International Development, UCL Institute of Education, and former Director of Research at African Population and Health Centre
Sally Gear, Head of Profession, Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office, former Chair of GPE Grants and Performance Committee, policy lead Girls’ Education Challenge

DATE: September 13th, 2021 TIME: 16.30 (BST); 15.30 (UTC); 11.30 (EST)

VIDEO of the event on line as below (you need to click through and register free with Elsevier)


UKFIET Conference 2021 

UKFIET Symposium on What Works for Whom? Re-imagining Research Methods. Smart Buys, Great Sales and Special Offers: Cost-Effective Approaches to Improve Global Learning Full Paper. Smart-buys-great-sales-and-special-offers-Keith-Lewin-FV-FINAL-Full-Version-Sept6th 2021 

UKFIET PPT. Research Interpretation Sept13thSHORTNP

Keith Lewin’s UKFIET short blog

UKFIET Seminar on Smart Buys and the Report of the Global Education Advisory Panel (GEEAP) . June 21st 2021. Smart Buys KL June 21st Question for GEEAP

Video of GEEAP Discussion with GEEAP Panel July 8th 2021 :/

Taxing Matters: Fiscal Reforms, public goods and aid.
Lead article Norrag”: Special Issue 5  
Full version: Keith-Lewin-Taxing-Matters-Fiscal-Reform-Public-Goods-and-Aid-Full Version – June 2020
Journal Download


Mobilising resources for education and the crucial role of Commonwealth countries. Commonwealth Secretariat and Global Partnership for Education. London July 14th 2021.
Note- Financing education and the SDGs in the Commonwealth. Keith Lewin 2021 FINAL Aug4th2021x

World Bank Seminar
Beyond business as usual for aid to education: Who pays for what? 
Education GP and 1818 Society Online | Thursday February 4, 2021 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM| Washington, DC Time Invitation at World Bank Seminar Flyer
Paper in IJED available free

Lewin K M (2021). Unequal Access to Education: Accounting for Change and Counting Costs A Tribute to Chris Colclough[1] Website draft full version
Keith M Lewin Unequal Access to Education March Full version – Web
Tribute to Chris Colclough – Passing On 

Beyond business as usual for aid to education: who gets what and why? World Bank Seminar February 4th 2021. Video

Norrag podcast: and vide

Smart buys, great sales, and special offers: Cost effective approaches to global learning. Commentary: Report of the Global Education Advisory Panel, November 2020
UKFIET Blog Nov 16th GEEAP Smart Buys Keith Lewin

Contingent reflections on Coronavirus
Invited Paper: Prospects UNESCO Lewin2020_Article_ContingentReflectionsOnCoronav
Keith Lewin CIES IBE Covid

Action Aid CIES Webinar. March 26th 2020:
Four contributions on finance, tax, aid and privatisation
Paste to:

Podcast: Educational Financing.                Freshed.

Peak Aid

Is the Education Outcomes Fund a Game Changer? 

Paper:   Does Privatizing Educational Services for the Poor Make Sense?


Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. February 2020 Seminar on th SDGs and Curriculum Issues. Background Papers

GIZ Presentation Frankfurt December 2019
 Transitions and Educational Development Oct 31

Peak Aid: Panel Symposium. UKFIET. New College UKFIET
UKFIET 2019 Keith Lewin et al Panel September 17th 2019

Commonwealth – A Celebration of 60 Years of the Commonwealth Education Ministers Meetings. UKFIET/ New  College, Oxford September 17th 2019. Special issue of the Round Table International Journal of the Commonwealth
Keith Lewin SDG and the Commonwealth (Full Text) August31st 2019
Keith Lewin SDG4 and the Commonwealth (Abridged)August 31st 2019

20th Commonwealth Ministers Meeting (20CCEM). Ministerial Position Issues Paper co authored by Keith Lewin
Keith Lewin 20CCEM Thematic Issues Paper 2018

Association for the Development of Education in Africa. ADEA -Mastercard Presentations July 2019 Johannesburg Conference on Secondary Schooling in Africa


Sustainable Financing of Education – FreshEd Podcast November 2018


UKFIET BLOG: Is the Global Educational Outcomes Fund a Game Changer?
KeithLewin Review

UKFIET BLOG: Learning Matters and the World Development Report 2018: Is there a Learning Crisis?
KeithLewin Blog WDR 2018 April 8th 2018

UNESCO BLOG Global Education Monitoring Report:  Making Space for More and Better Aid to Education
Keith Lewin Making Space for Aid June 7th 2017 GEMR

BLOG:  Are the Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable?
UKFIETBlogKeith Lewin SDGs 2015Sep13thFINAL


Mastercard Foundation – Educational Efficiency in Sub Saharan Africa Secondary Education in Africa Research Programme 2019


Open Society Foundations Private Secondary Education in Malawi
PRISEM Report Nov 2013 Final draft

African Development Bank – Sustainable Educational Development in LICs, LMICs and UMICs; Dancing to an African Rhythm 2019
Keith Lewin LICS, LMICS, UMICs and the AEF July 2nd 2019 FinalJournal of International Development – Brazil. September 2019
Pesquisa e Debate em Educação (Research and Debate in Education)
Ajuda a Educacao e ao Desenvolvi mento Sustenta?vel Keith Lewin

African Education Fund Feasibility Study (Full Version on Request to KL )

Aid to Education and Sustainable Development 2018
Aid to Education and Sustainable Development – Global Background Paper 201

Monograph for the Global Partnership for Education
The Educational Challenges of Transition – Global Partnership for Education KL 2017

Paper for Sixth World Comparative Education Forum, Beijing September 2017

BNU Keith Lewin Aid to Education and Comparative Education Beijing Normal September 2017

KeithLewin Plenary PPT Beijing Normal September 2017

Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

Educational Challenges in Transition GPE Keith M Lewin

Curriculum, Development and the Emperor’s New Clothes. University of Braga, International Conference on Education and Development
Keith Lewin Paper The Emperor’s New Clothes – Curriculum Reform and Development, University of Braga, Portugal

Privatising Education

Book Chapter
Keith Lewin Privatising Educational Services for the Poor University of Illinois 2017

Results Based Financing – Oslo Education Week, June 16th, 2016Panel on Results Based Finance
Results Based Finance – Panel Discussion Notes Keith Lewin Oslo

Unlocking Potential: Addressing Challenges in Secondary Education; Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India wit DFID; March 15, 2016: National Conference with the Secretary and Joint Secretary (Secondary)
Seven papers for RMSA-TCA by Keith Lewin, Gaurav Siddhu, Shashiranjan Jha and Joanna Härmä

0. Synthesis Equity in Access and Learning in India
1. Making it Past Elementary Education
2. Demographic Transition and Education Planning
3. Equity and Efficiency in Expansion of Secondary Schools
4. Efficient School Siting Using GIS Modelling
5. Cost and Equity in Accessing Secondary Education
6. The Shifting Terrain of Public and Private Provision
7. Private Tuition Extent, Patterns and Determinants

Papers for the Comparative and International Education Conference (CIES) 

Vancouver March 5th-11th

  1. Panel on Expanding Secondary Education Keith Lewin, Albert Motivans, Jordan Naidoo, Eve Oberg and Ian McPherson

Monday March 7th Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel

CIES 2016 Keith Lewin Setting the Scene Panel Briefing

CIES-2016 Jordan Naidoo Making the Case

CIES 2016 Eva Oberg DFID Support for Secondary

2. CIES Panel on Repositioning Curriculum in the Global Dialogue on Sustainable Development

Keith Lewin, Henry Levin, Steve Heyneman Joshua Muskin Aaron Benavot

Monday March 7th 11.30 am Orca Room

CIES 2016 Keith M Lewin Curriculum, assessment, and the sustainable development goals

3. CIES Globalisation SIG Presentation

Monday 7th March 13.30 pm

CIES 2016 Keith M Lewin Education for Sustainable Development or Sustainable Educational Development


4. GPE Panel Co-Chair Karen Mundy and Keith M Lewin; Panel: Pauline Rose, Ian McPherson, Ann Guison-Dowdy; Discussants Nick Burnett 


Papers for UKFIET Conference September 2015 

Session: Goals and Indicators Post 2015 Open Society Foundations / UKFIET

Session: Universalising Secondary Education in India: Seeking Efficiency, Effectiveness and Equity in Planning Enhanced Access and Improved Quality

UKFIET proposal
6 Page Policy Brief Feb 2015 RMSA TCA
Secondary Education in India Lewin Siddhu Jha RMSATCA 2015

Other Recent Papers and Presentations

School Drop Out PreventionProject USAID
September 9th September 10th, 2015
Washington DC

Teachers and Teacher Development Conference, Jakarta August 2015
Analytical and Capacity Development Partnership (ACDP)
the Ministry of Education, Jakarta, the Asian Development Bank et al

KeithLewin. Teachers and Development Indonesia- ADB -Aug19th

South East Asia Ministers Meeting (SEAMEO) October 2014

Equity Learning and Development K Lewin SEAMEO FINAL301014

Papers on Low Price Private Schools

University of Illinois Conference on Privatisation
Keith Lewin Privatising Educational Services for the Poor Uni Illinois[1]

Private Schools in Malawi

PERIMalawiWP-61_Increasing Access to Secondary School Education in Malawi
Private Secondary Schools Malawi IJED
Private Secondary Education in Malawi Report 2013 Full PDF Editing Copy

G20 Papers
Making Rights-Low Price G20

Papers and Summaries related to the 18th Commonwealth Minsters Meeting, Mauritius 28-31 August 2012

* Presentation 1: Revisiting the Internationally Agreed Targets (IAGs) for Education post 2015 (.doc)
*Bridging the financial gap: implications for equity and access Panel presentation and discussion (.doc)
New Technologies and Knowledge Acquisition and Use in Developing Countries (.doc) by Keith Lewin. First published in Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Volume 30, Issue 3: 313-321,  2000

Historic Patterns of Development

Patterns of Growth Keith Lewin 1988 FinalDoc

Uganda Post Primary Expansion

Uganda Post Primary Expansion Lewin July2002

University of Sussex Inaugural Professorial Lecture

 Keith Lewin – Knowledge Matters for Development


Quality in Question KL 1985