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Owen Barder @owenbarder Somewhere in Europe, mostly

Vice President & Europe Director @CGDev. Visiting Prof at LSE. Ex No.10, Treasury & DFID. Likes economics, evidence, ending poverty. Dislikes sexism, religion.

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Greatest ever mobilisation of humanity in support of public health? India to deworm 270m kids #NationalDewormingDay
Retweeted by Owen BarderStill energized by #GIFlaunchUK last night! Thanks to @DesmondSwayne @geoffmulgan @ciffmichael @owenbarder #KaniniMutooni @nesta_uk @CGDev
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@ZackKorman they would be in a strong position to require the UK to comply with single market rules to have access to EU markets.Errr... Our exports to EU are a much bigger proportion of our economy than EU exports to UK are of theirs. is international public finance "not sustainable" but national public finance "sustainable"? #arbitrary not completely. But it can mitigate the harm. this chart from @BrookingsInst - why haven't we eradicated extreme poverty with cash yet? #GIFlaunchUK
Retweeted by Owen BarderEnthralling presentation from Angelica Towne on Educate, a new investee of @GlobalInnovFund #GIFlaunchUK founder of @givedirectly Michael Faye talking about Segovia at #GIFlaunchUK a good speech it was too. A spot of post-neoclassical endogenous growth theory. #GIFlaunchUK investments (1/3): nutrition in Malawi, off grid energy in Kenya, screening newborn babies in Philippines/China
Retweeted by Owen BarderDesmond Swayne, @DFID_UK Minister, welcomes the innovation fostered by @GlobalInnovFund #GIFlaunchUK room only as @AlixZwane launches the Global Innovation Fund #GFIlaunchUK happened to "Doing Development Differently"? No activity on the website @martaforesti @leniwild @OrinLevine great: thanks. Hope you are well.Excited to hear @owenbarder @geoffmulgan @ciffmichael @myAzimia @AlixZwane and others at #GIFlaunchUK today.
Retweeted by Owen Barder @CGDev Europe turns its attention to the development needs of the Pacific @leecrawfurd @PetraPkrylova @GodfreySara
Retweeted by Owen BarderLagarde should demand the right to run for the #IMF top job. Good piece by @charlesjkenny #globalgovernance
Retweeted by Owen BarderReally looking forward to this tonight. to share findings of the @DFID_UK convened Humanitarian Cash Transfer panel with their key NGO implementing partners. @owenbarder
Retweeted by Owen Barder @OrinLevine @IVACtweets thanks Orin. Which article are you referring to? @OrinLevine @IVACtweets do you have a link to the study please?
Helping Syrian refugees means more than pledging aid. @owenbarder on a plan for economic development in Jordan:
Retweeted by Owen Barder @modonnell151 I think the way in to this vicious circle is to enforce publication even if nobody appears to be using the data yet.where did the money for Ebola go? (hint: we don't know) @JamiePett You should read @m_clem @niawag2011 @benphillips76 @maxlawsontin @viewfromthecave @fp2p @jenny_ricks @POOVENMOODLEY what's wrong with "ecosystem"?#GlobalChallenges event starting in 10: Leaving no one behind - how can we make the #SDGs a success? Watch here:
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@JohnFingleton1 @lkreitzman we men do indeed need to be part of fixing this. Including by listening properly to the experience of women.One for you, @charlesjkenny are 50-60% of children without disabilities...
Retweeted by Owen Barder @thomadcock I certainly agree with that!It is almost unbelievable that they thought this was a good idea. Almost. @thomadcock I find it hard to imagine that a man would do better at this particular job than a woman. #JobsForTheBoys @SHaleGeneva OMG. Thanks for passing that on!They couldn't think of a suitable woman for this job? love the @FT for letting @lucykellaway write this. response by @lucykellaway to what appears to be a threat to @FT from Hewlett Packard of hits since yesterday, and many more women have added their names, because #womenalsoknowstuff
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@zamishka opening our markets to imports is also in the economic interests of the vast majority of European citizens.You only know male political scientists? Try harder, @voxdotcom @voxdotcom here's a list of women who know stuff, for next time... courtesy of @SamaraKlar (she knows stuff)
Retweeted by Owen BarderGreat interview with @owenbarder on career paths, @cgdev's work, and life in the sector - on @stephenladek's podcast
Retweeted by Owen Barder @ldobsonhughes I am very sorry to hear that. Your voice will be missed.Embarrassingly incoherent article by John McCain on encryption: the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) – get involved! #iati #transparency
Retweeted by Owen BarderIn which Andrew Mitchell has very positive things to say about @DFID_UK civil servants won't stop Syrian refugees from trying to migrate to Europe. But these little-noticed announcements might... sensible policy coherence - trade access for Syrian refugees. Blog post by me. Smart Pledge to Create Economic Opportunities for Syrian Refugees (new blog post)
Tobacco kills more people each year than HIV/AIDs, malaria & TB combined. @billsavedoff hosts event @WorldBank 2/8:
Retweeted by Owen Barder"The typical African is a lot more likely to have an advanced degree than to be a victim of a famine" @bill_easterly't believe that the Garden Bridge is even a thing. There's nothing to talk about until there are a couple of bridges east of Tower Bridge
Retweeted by Owen BarderKey outputs from the #SupportSyrians conference are now live on the website @SupportSyrians
Retweeted by Owen Barder @SimonMaxwell001 @JayGoulden @bondngoSyria Name names, Simon.Though I write mainly about global poverty the most popular post on my blog is "Six Reasons to Oppose the Monarchy" @owenbarder SQ makes you keep them on
Retweeted by Owen BarderI do this. I'm surprised it isn't part of the safety briefing. Victoria Station evacuated due to unexploded bomb on building site
Retweeted by Owen BarderPaid maternity leave by country
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe person sucked out of the plane in Somalia may have been a suicide bomber. #Tragic #DarwinAwards proud to work with @CarterCenter to eradicate Guinea Worm - only 22 cases last year thanks to this inspiring man
Retweeted by Owen BarderVery good summary of why and how many NGOs should be measuring their impact"What we’ve learned from fifty years of Saudi arms deals"
#Humanitarian aid is becoming a bargaining chip in political negotiations. We don't accept this. #Syria #SupportSyrians
Retweeted by Owen BarderI am not sure how this was measured, but for what it is worth .. @adelaigue yes, but as I understand it, the EU imposes tougher rules of origin than (say) the US. @RupertSimons you'll go far :-)Syrian refugees need aid; they also need economic opportunities. Europe should give open our markets to Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.The Daily Mail repeats question asked by Leo Amery in his anger at Nazi appeasers supported by, er, The Daily Mail. interesting blog post by @AndrewPurkis on the role of charity trustees. Useful corrective to Bernard Jenkin. @keitthpunter I believe the short term problems in Germany will be outweighed both by the long term benefits, and by the good that it does.I must say I'm proud of the UK's aid to Syria (though I think we should also take more refugees) over Whitehall on my way to #SupportSyrians
Retweeted by Owen BarderInt’l aid may have reached a record high in 2014, but the poorest countries lost out. #Podcast with @owenbarder:
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New #aid strategy = new funding channels. How will @DFID_UK stay accountable?
Retweeted by Owen BarderThis.'t miss @owenbarder @geoffmulgan @ciffmichael @AlixZwane, Kanini Mutooni and more at our UK launch #GIFlaunchUK
Retweeted by Owen Barder @GrantBrooke You should read @owenbarder blog post on the dilemma of global taxing.
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Seminar this Fri, 2pm @BlavatnikSchool: How to reform the global tax system? @alexcobham
Retweeted by Owen Barder @costrike "No" to both questions!Those of not in Washington can watch the live stream here vegans better in bed? response from @KimDarroch... @samwgardner I don't understand. Lots of room to learn (e.g. from RCTs ) in vaccination, education, etc. You don't think so?This is good, clear, liberal sense from Peter Tatchell, on why he has changed his mind on the "gay cake row" to Government: you need to say whether or not you are trying to make end-to-end encryption illegal. makers say that RCTS "take too much time". David Mackenzie responds:
@LizCarolan The have.
@RodneyFort @TimHarford right.
New UK ambassador to Washington is a typically relaxed Englishman who is totally comfortable with physical contact
Retweeted by Owen BarderLooking for a career in #globaldev? We're hiring! Check out our job opportunities page: #DevJobs
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2016 this @CGDev podcast on gender equality is soooo good. Too short if I'm honest
Retweeted by Owen Barder @owenbarder introducing purchasing power parity into transfer pricing, now there's an idea! (another way of doing location saving function?)
Retweeted by Owen Barder @JesseLGriffiths @jonathanglennie All I can say is that wasn't how it seemed to me.There are a few places left at our event next Thursday on delivery units in international development
Retweeted by Owen BarderLike the Killings Sofie Graaboel, I find it hard to be proud of being Danish at the moment.
Retweeted by Owen Barder @jonathanglennie And when you say "shouted down", what do you mean exactly? @jonathanglennie That wasn't how it seemed to me. A UK NGO proposal had little support from developing country finance ministers. @jonathanglennie No, they didn't. There was no consensus on a daft NGO proposal to politicise an expert committee on tax.
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