GEG’s Kevin Watkins on Africa’s Education Deficit in New Brookings Report

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GEG Senior Visiting Research Fellow Kevin Watkins’ contribution to the Brookings Foresight Africa Report is available here. In the report, Brookings Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) experts and colleagues have identified what they consider to be the key issues for 2013 and ways to leverage opportunities so that Africa can continue its “emerging” momentum. In his chapter, Dr Watkins argues that despite some recent gains, sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a two-pronged education crisis of quality and access. He examines this twin deficit in African education and offers policy recommendations to African governments.

Dr Watkins was recently appointed Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). GEG extends its warm congratulations and welcomes his appointment.