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Podcast of Kevin Watkins Lecture on Education and the MDGs Now Online
A podcast of the ODID DIstinguished Visitor Lecture on Challenges to Universal Education Ahead of the Millennium Development Goals is now available online.
In the talk, held on 6 March, Dr Watkins analyses progress towards the MDGs in education and draws out some lessons for the future.
Dr Watkins was appointed executive director of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in June 2013. His research focuses on education, globalization and human development.
Previously, he was the director and lead author of UNESCO’s 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, including as Head of Research, where he authored major reports on African debt, international trade and Oxfam’s Education Report.