Dr Karen Mundy

Member, Advisory Comittee;

Professor of International and Comparative Education, the University of Toronto

Dr Karen Mundy is Professor of International and Comparative Education at the University of Toronto (cross appointed to the Munk School of Global and Public Affairs). She has served as the Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education, the world’s largest global fund for education; and as the Director of the International Institute for Educational Planning.


At the University of Toronto, Karen has been a Canada Research Chair (2002–2012) and the Associate Dean of Research and Innovation (2012–2014). She is a past President of the Comparative and International Education Society (2014–2015).


Her research has covered the global politics of ‘education for all’; educational policy and reform in sub-Saharan Africa; and the role of civil society organizations in educational change. She is a two-time winner of the Bereday Award for best article in the Comparative Education Review (1998, 2015).