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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. Feminist because it's 2016.

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Joined Twitter 2/13/09

@jonahbusch agreed. I just wish he hadn't learned that language as a missionary. Still, you can't have everything.
@_alice_evans that's my kind of person. (But you can save 0.157 by ditching the gaiters. There are limits, even for nerds :-) ) Have fun!
So @JustineGreening is 1st ever Education Secretary to attend a Comprehensive School (@mattjuden & I wiki-checked @owenbarder 's suspicion)
Retweeted by Owen BarderI don't understand why there had to be a single challenger in an election that is conducted by AV. Surely that's partly the point of AV?
Maybe CGD Europe should stay in the EU by moving to Copenhagen? in donations in response to disasters cost lives. We can do better @rajeshmirchand #CGDTalks
Retweeted by Owen BarderHow can we extend legal protection to all survival migrants? @owenbarder and I have an idea: via @cgdev
Retweeted by Owen BarderGood letter from @jonathanglennie to new DFID secretary @patel4witham
Retweeted by Owen BarderYES! Huge fan of this pledge to speak up against "manels" (all-men panels) created by @owenbarder: #SpeakUp
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Watch @owenbarder interview @socfinuk @SocialFinanceUS @tobyecc @SocialFinanceIL
Retweeted by Owen BarderNew DfID head set to challenge UK’s role in aid provision #development #finance #aid
Retweeted by Owen Barder"she's asking same Qs as entire dev system-what dev cooperation means 4 #SDGs" @owenbarder Trade instead of aid tho?
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#May must make her fight against injustice a global one urge @mleach_ids @kwatkinsodi @owenbarder C Short & Mitchell
Retweeted by Owen Barderglad 2B joining @mleach_ids @SimonMaxwell00 @theandymitchell @lexhumana @owenbarder et al in call on development
Retweeted by Owen Barder.@Theresa_May must fight injustice at home and abroad say A.Mitchell, C.Short @OwenBarder @mleach_ids & @kwatkinsodi
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If rumors are correct... Congrats to @paulmromer, next World Bank chief economist. See his entertaining blog:
Retweeted by Owen BarderI leave many friends at @DFID_UK : the best International Development agency in the world . Proud of what we did ,not least #energyafrica
Retweeted by Owen BarderWe are looking for an economist for St Helena to help shape the island's future Pl RT @owenbarder @JeffDSachs
Retweeted by Owen BarderSad to see @edvaizey move on - he has been an excellent arts minister. Funny tweet too. #vexit
Huge loss - Michael Elliott died yesterday! Giant of campaigns to eradicate global poverty
Retweeted by Owen Barder @LockMona :-) @LockMona I think you mean @OwenJones84? (I'm flattered to be confused with him.)Brexit: what actually happens next? A useful, funny and readable explanation.
Retweeted by Owen BarderWelcome, @patel4witham. Looking forward to working with you to advance the day when foreign aid is no longer needed.Terrorism and extremism must be condemned entirely. Our hearts are with #NiceFrance
Retweeted by Owen Barder @JieShengLi that is how FPTP parliamentary worksIn this day of changes, many thanks to @SiBishop for his brilliant work @DFID_UK. A luta continua!
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Rural house prices are high mostly because YOU won't let anyone build any new ones
Retweeted by Owen BarderMen: sign up. "The pledge: I have promised not to serve on men-only panels. via @owenbarder"
Retweeted by Owen Barder#Brexit is a global health risk, argues @Laurie_Garrett. Here's why:
Retweeted by Owen BarderVery happy to return to @CGDev for its 15th anniversary for a conversation w @nancymbirdsall
Retweeted by Owen BarderCongratulations to @patel4witham on her appointment as the UK's international development secretary. Much to build on, much to do. @JieShengLi nobody. But Theresa May cannot afford to break too many 2015 manifesto commitments. @JieShengLi they are committed to spending 0.7% of GNI on ODA according to the DAC definition of ODA. @JieShengLi they can do anything - Parliament is sovereign. But I doubt if they will. @JieShengLi @notesfrompequod Except that they have a recent manifesto commitment and a UK law requiring them not to drop it. @KfWiseman See subsequent tweet.The poisoned chalice reshuffle: Leave campaigners get Brexit, trade deals, agricultural subsidies, fishing quotas, third runway, aid ... @notesfrompequod Much underrated. IMHO @notesfrompequod absolutely. Patel to defend 0.7%Poisoned chalices being handed out to Leave campaigners: Brexit, Trade, Heathrow, farm subsidies, fishing quotas ... #SmartPolitics @ianbirrell But this would be a strange moment for an unforced error. @ianbirrell There must be a case for merging what is left of the FCO into DFID? @ianbirrell Surely you don't hope that they breach a manifesto commitment? @PickardJE If so, that would breach an explicit manifesto commitment. @SimonMaxwell001 Nope. She got DEFRA. @drmcollinsucl Nope. @drmcollinsucl I'm not sure May will want to make an unforced error this early on. @yates_rob That's a fascinating thought. @NigelThornton @SimonMaxwell001 We are at the point where a reverse takeover is possible, now that FCO has been reduced to a shell. @joelmsoptions Let's hope they remember that they have this commitment.Would be absolutely the worst moment to be seen as further withdrawing from global engagement.
Retweeted by Owen BarderFingers crossed that the PM will not want to break this manifesto commitment. Conservatives break their 2015 manifesto commitment to "maintain an independent Department for International Development"? I hope not. @mollyanders_dev Unlikely as there is a manifesto commitment to maintain an independent @DFID_UKMany congratulations to @JustineGreening on her new role as Secretary of State for Education.Essential listening from @owenbarder & @rajeshmirchand for anyone looking at impact of Brexit on global develeopmemt
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@nosemonkey Lord North rescued the Falklands ... @nosemonkey Lord Liverpool was pretty hopeless."we will make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few, but for every one of us" - I'm hoping that means everyone in the world."we will forge a bold, new, positive role for ourselves in the world" says Theresa May. Lots to build on; lots to do reflections on the debate in Washington on the governance & international development agenda “As Prime Minister, I will crack down on individual and corporate tax avoidance and tax evasion.” #TM4PM
Retweeted by Owen Barder“The real reason the U.K. voted for Brexit? Jobs lost to Chinese competition.” by Colantone+Stanig via @KimAElliott
Retweeted by Owen Barder @kashmalakhan90 Right. Mainly it is a tradition to be proud of. @kashmalakhan90 I had to ask the PM for money for his sandwiches when I went out to buy lunch. @kashmalakhan90 yep.The Grand Bargain of the World Humanitarian Summit is an "outrageous trick" says @mukeshkapila keep thinking about The Leader Poem by Roger McGough. #TakeControl @JoeEEnglish Thanks Joe. Grateful if @holly_young88 could let us know when it is up. Owen @JoeEEnglish do you have a link?
"This (aid) money is ours and only we (Jica) can decide on how to spend it".
Retweeted by Owen BarderMuch though I admire @MatthewRycroft1 I think May should appoint a senior politician to represent UK at the UN. Mitchell? Cameron? @adrianshort indeed. I was just being pedantic. Not enough characters to mock myself for it. @owenbarder It's a metaphor.
Retweeted by Owen Barder @carolinefiennes always tempted. But two problems. First : we want to help. Second, don't want to annoy potential future donors. @eyejosh I'm tempted to ask who you have in mind, but fear that this will unleash a torrent of tweets. One 140 char tweet please ....What does Brexit mean for development? The silky @rajeshmirchand interviews me in his podcast: call most days: we've been asked by [a donor] to do a study on an issue we don't really know much about. Can we pick your brains?Timely pro-tip for headline writers and subs: there are no "keys to No.10". There is no lock on that door.
@IainSimpson @JohnRentoul @afneil @sajidjavid it was Hezza that resuscitated the title.Millions at risk! Strong call at Abu Dhabi meet for urgent action on looming El Nino catastrophe Southern Africa.
Retweeted by Owen Barder @CarterPaddy QTWTAIN?
@owenbarder Instead of pushing for progressive policies, might it be better to shift public attitudes via 1-3?
Retweeted by Owen BarderThank God we didn't vote for chaos.
Podcast: Former OMB exec Robert Gordon on transforming Federal grants to be results focused
Retweeted by Owen Barder @ianbirrell Remember who the electorate is.My #mustread economics choice by @BrankoMilan. It got rave reviews in the #FT, which described it as 'outstanding'
Retweeted by Owen BarderBrexit pushes up the price of coffee. The entire fabric of our society is under threat. #Brexit debate is far from over: there will have to be a further vote
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Congratulations to @CharlottePetriG, newly elected Chair of the @OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). @CharlieMTweets @nrlcadyer Jonathan Portes nailed this before the referendum @SveinDale To be pedantic, they turn out not to be disenfranchised. Hence the referendum result. Just economically excluded.How Brexit threatens our civilisation.
Even more reason for wanting to be Canadian
Retweeted by Owen Barderhere's the video of our @ODIdev event on development impact bonds and the fabulous @educate_girls CEO @safeenahusain
Retweeted by Owen Barder @jillongovt interesting that you mention +internal+ challenge. I can't parse whether this would be sufficient and effective.A big take away from Chilcot is the importance of open, inclusive and evidence-based decision taking by government.+1 (we are about to launch our programme on this)
Our London office is looking for a policy analyst to work on our #CDI w/ @OwenBarder. Check it out:
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