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Owen Barder @owenbarder Proud global citizen.

Vice President & Europe Director @CGDev. Visiting Prof at LSE. Ex No.10, Treasury & DFID. Likes economics, evidence, ending poverty, feminism, triathlon, tech.

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Joined Twitter 2/13/09


@pauldbenbow @danieljohnsalt @montie Correct. We aren't allowed to cut tariffs below the EU levels while inside the EU. @pauldbenbow @montie I have no insight into the motivation of Brexiteers. But this is a good announcement. Credit where it is due. @DiStefano1410 @montie Allowing countries to sell in our markets, if they wish, is not plunder. @John_G_MacA @montie Yes, good as far as it goes. See https://t.co/1sRv00XLRl @pauldbenbow @montie Actually the EU does set a ceiling on the market access we can offer to developing countries. @DonaldKaberuka It is a unilateral offer for LDCs to match the Everything But Arms terms if the UK leaves the custo… https://t.co/j8aeKHFbCw @xAlan_Matthews More information, and ideas for next steps, here https://t.co/1sRv00XLRlA welcome first step. See https://t.co/1sRv00XLRl https://t.co/3YGrAlpJjZ @xAlan_Matthews @RichardTol To be fair, they can't make such a promise unilaterally. There has to be some degree of… https://t.co/BIbSsX711O @owenbarder Agreed, was thinking that myself - focus shifting over time from aid to trade, but both still right in most cases
Retweeted by Owen Barder"Trade Not Aid" is a dumb slogan. Trade And Aid is what the poorest countries need. https://t.co/1sRv00XLRl @julianHjessop Your #TradeNotAid hashtag is nonsense though. We should do both. @julianHjessop It is a welcome announcement; and should have been made a year ago. Further to go, as set out here. https://t.co/1sRv00XLRl @leighhmitchell @CGDev What's Spanish for "and why didn't you do this a year ago?"READ: PIDG's work in 2016 will help an expected 30.6m people gain access to #infrastructure:… https://t.co/0pfmX8t9LX
Retweeted by Owen BarderDuty-free, quota-free: new UK policy on trade and dev good start 4 UK and poor countries say @owenbarder @EconMitch https://t.co/zQKrgNNNkO
Retweeted by Owen BarderWelcome announcement of access for developing countries to UK markets post Brexit. More to do, though. https://t.co/1sRv00XLRl45% UK clothing is from developing countries. New UK policy on trade + dev good 1st step say @owenbarder @EconMitch https://t.co/zQKrgNNNkO
Retweeted by Owen BarderThere is scope for UK post Brexit trade deals to be even better for UK and developing country citizens than EU deals https://t.co/c95WCF5YTD
Retweeted by Owen BarderUK extends free market access to LDCs lost-Brexit. @owenbarder & @EconMitch spell out what else we should do: https://t.co/GVmjLiMzTU
Retweeted by Owen BarderResearchers point out to EU that Ag policy still damages development w/ subsidies keeping prices low https://t.co/ZAzRCiyy2k
Retweeted by Owen BarderUK Govt - positive first steps on trade and development https://t.co/LkzLtHIgyv
Retweeted by Owen BarderOn Saturday, UK announced post Brexit approach to trade with developing countries. Our reaction: so far, so good. https://t.co/1sRv00XLRl
6/25
2017
Quiconque traverse le Sahel sait que le terrorisme est pour une large part dû au changement climatique… https://t.co/hvs3x8vQb1
Retweeted by Owen Barder @olwenw @drchuck There are always women experts who know more than me about the things I am invited on to panels to talk about.Wow this is very cool! No more men-only panels! #BetheChange @owenbarder /ht @benkepes https://t.co/CISo8Uv9gw
Retweeted by Owen BarderExcellent (again) frm @MForstater Importance of (real info & open public debate) > (hype & hidden agendas) re LDCs… https://t.co/0gKSvbAAMh
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6/24
2017
In a new #CGDPodcast, @rajeshmirchand chats w/ @charlesjkenny about his new book Results, Not Receipts: https://t.co/ajmxB3ON7V
Retweeted by Owen BarderBravo! found @owenbarder Diversity Pledge to NOT speak on all male panels via @benkepes blog; take the pledge now https://t.co/MplWdzLqo9
Retweeted by Owen BarderScouting sites for @CGDev West w @vijramachandran @charlesjkenny https://t.co/z23l9yvM9H
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6/23
2017
@aidthoughts @CarterPaddy LOL!really? how about you run the same numbers for China and reconsider https://t.co/h4OiUDI01W
Retweeted by Owen BarderWhat are these systems of which you speak in development? Nice piece by @DanVexler https://t.co/NLOoyFfioGAn important new report from ODI & Chatham House, on public perceptions of refugees & migrants: https://t.co/p5uuxMz7R5
Retweeted by Owen BarderVery proud of what we do at @ODIdev on #migration and #displacement. Latest overview: a lot done,even more to come! https://t.co/R5v45gHg7X
Retweeted by Owen Barder @BenParker140 @moniquepariat1 @eu_echo Is that cash, or cash and vouchers? @beckveazey @owenbarder Yes, this is a great initiative. Happy to say I've not served on a 'manel' in years.
Retweeted by Owen BarderIn a new #CGDPodcast, Imad Fakhoury & @Cindy_Y_Huang look at the results from Jordan's refugee compact experiment: https://t.co/qBGOilrXP7
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6/22
2017
4 #PDIA and #adaptdev practitioners: FT Alphachat podcast about Albert Hirschman, your intellectual godfather https://t.co/JQwT30Imoa
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6/21
2017
[THREAD] It’s #WorldRefugeeDay; one of toughest ones I can recall. Refugee #s highest in a generation, & US leadership is faltering. But...
Retweeted by Owen Barder @carolinefiennes Also the PIU - work championed by Gus O'Donnell. If GOD can't get it done, what hope for mere mortals? @carolinefiennes There is such an obligation for some aspects of some policies (e.g. environmental impact assessmen… https://t.co/UnpVuAGLZwI remember splashing out on a 20Mb hard disk for my Viglen PC in the 1980s. I thought it would probably be enough f… https://t.co/5AiDrt4NT2Joel Joffe. Truly a life well lived. Live well. Make a difference. https://t.co/WEQz5obMOA
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6/20
2017
Of all the philanthropists I've met in the past 5 years, Joel Joffe stood out as a deeply thoughtful, sincere & gen… https://t.co/R4dsX9MtWf
Retweeted by Owen BarderSo sorry to hear of the death of Joel Joffe. He fought for justice, and he made a huge difference in the world. https://t.co/2pCfGHNZip @paulwaugh @bendepear Looks like team UK haven't signed @owenbarder pledge vs all male platforms
Retweeted by Owen Barder @rakeshrajani @JustinSandefur @Fihi_maFihi @riseprogramme @owenbarder Thanks Rakesh! Here's a link to the pledge: https://t.co/3vSoMLR3GI
Retweeted by Owen BarderMany things are getting better. But this is not. We have to do better for the world's refugees. https://t.co/9qNGkdm6A5
6/19
2017
About 40 % of elected French MPs are women!
Retweeted by Owen BarderGood to see @patel4witham come out fighting for Britain's world class aid programme https://t.co/VR8mYunVLnYes https://t.co/tezSeRRA2i
6/18
2017
When men step up we all win. T/Y @joepfdavis @owenbarder https://t.co/OKwiUJCiaP @rakeshrajani https://t.co/R0ACyTaj0h
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6/17
2017
Congratulations @mleach_ids who has been appointed a CBE for services to Social Science in Queen’s #BirthdayHonourshttps://t.co/spQTXMbbEX
Retweeted by Owen BarderI have promised not to serve on men-only panels. via @owenbarder https://t.co/dgJSC6XqPB
Retweeted by Owen BarderCan we invite scholars from Ghana, Kenya and Uganda to study the moral economy of elections in the UK, and present… https://t.co/m7okyI77h5
Retweeted by Owen BarderGreat organisation is hiring klaxon. https://t.co/ohYgh2i00hSo @eu_echo in Greece is moving towards a single agency approach for #cash for refugees in Greece like in Lebanon - heard at #UNHCRNGOs
Retweeted by Owen BarderWe are so excited to have @CarterPaddy join us next week. https://t.co/zueirzZSeX
6/16
2017
.@IATI_aid is holding a 'mini-TAG' in London focusing on traceability on 28th June https://t.co/4TihIAvwBW
Retweeted by Owen Barder @JeffBezos Cash transfers. Huge evidence for their effectiveness. Take a look at @GiveDirectly @ianbirrell @michaelgove @Peston @edballs I love that, without that crucial comma, Michael Gove is talking about hi… https://t.co/E2OQHAXcbs @SandraPepera I do get trolled, but not as much as women I know. Mainly if I express feminist views. Can only imagi… https://t.co/aiZrJxneavPacked crowd at @CGDev @riseprogramme conference! Demonstrates demand 4 systems research in educ. Downside:No seats! https://t.co/2OB3KFfHJS
Retweeted by Owen Barder @gregory_adams_ @ModernizeAid Who is this "we", kemosabe? @gregory_adams_ @DGateway @ModernizeAid On the contrary: authorities holding data second guess possible data use too much, not too little.This is a big step. Congratulations to @HetanShah who has been making the case for this. https://t.co/qBuIJ5AvZe @jonathanglennie >> https://t.co/1wlqwM8XuMWe are excited to be at @TheEconomist Impact Investing conference today! @tobyecc will be speaking about Social Imp… https://t.co/Jfmejr5qVW
Retweeted by Owen BarderGirls from my 13yo's school who lived in #GrenfellTower lost everything and still turned up for GCSEs next day in night clothes
Retweeted by Owen BarderReal heros https://t.co/nryLhTgvAY
Retweeted by Owen BarderSmart decision by @DFID_UK and @foreignoffice to have one shared Minister for Africa, one shared Minister for Mid E… https://t.co/oTmVftOl3b.@BorisJohnson & @patel4witham have decided that @RoryStewartUK will be joint @foreignoffice / @DFID_UK Minister for Africa
Retweeted by Owen Barder.@BorisJohnson & @patel4witham have decided that @AlistairBurtUK will be joint @foreignoffice / @DFID_UK Minister for the Middle East
Retweeted by Owen Barder"It's the cover up that gets you" is a marvellous, ubiquitous example of survivorship bias.
6/15
2017
@ruthkennedy I'm a bit confused. Maybe he will spell out in due course what he thinks is bringing into doubt whethe… https://t.co/1NlD90sdzc @ruthkennedy The phrase "I seem to be the subject of suspicion" seems to be pointed at the questions he was asked,… https://t.co/V6TezxJwz3 @ruthkennedy @timfarron I thought "..we are kidding ourselves if we think we yet live in a tolerant, liberal societ… https://t.co/OIDt8bDeIo @ruthkennedy @timfarron OK. So was @timfarron subjected to more, or more inappropriate, questioning than this? (Gen… https://t.co/1oUyDGKgCi
6/14
2017

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