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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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Retweeted by Owen BarderGlad @ODIdev are hosting @KateOsamor on Nov 2nd, looking forward to hearing @labour development vision. Sign up: https://t.co/cADZlHA1yQ
Retweeted by Owen Barder @rogerbhx @realDonaldTrump That reminds me of this cartoon: https://t.co/HE2pmrYZbq @realDonaldTrump Anti-Muslim hate crime is up - partly because of this kind of hateful propaganda. Other than that,… https://t.co/4FiGYhu03U @charlesjkenny Bets on when we have a first female Archbishop of Canterbury?This is cool. The UK can boast female Head of State, Head of Government, Head of Supreme Court, Home Secretary & He… https://t.co/F6p0zUsy9jJOBS: @CGDev is hiring a new Research Fellow, any development topic https://t.co/81vgDBFQZW + our annual post-doc(s) https://t.co/s6x3QQpSgI
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10/20
2017
"There isn't a feasible amount of aid that would get you to a level of growth sufficient to deter migration in near… https://t.co/twDg0XWoW7
Retweeted by Owen BarderAstonishingly disingenuous letter from PM to EU citizens claiming she's not using them as "bargaining chips". She is https://t.co/8koWoIWRZ8
Retweeted by Owen BarderLefty people, please don't turn the Niger attack into Benghazi 2.0. We are better than this.
Retweeted by Owen Barder @Ninoinoz1 @RupertDarwall Once again: I'm not the one making a normative case. I'm listing the rights that the May… https://t.co/sePKeoiKiwImportant blog about the specific rights that Theresa May is trying to take away from me and other EU families. 1/ https://t.co/aRE0ldMYaA
Retweeted by Owen Barder @stevealbury @RupertDarwall I'm certainly happy to consider other options. My point is that EU citizens would lost… https://t.co/S3vh1mlZML @RupertDarwall And you sir, are, weirdly, a leveller ... :-) @RupertDarwall The precedent is that those rights are protected by the ECJ right now. @RupertDarwall And, again, my blog post offers no thoughts on what rights people should have. It lists the rights May is taking away. @RupertDarwall So I don't want a privileged caste. I want all European citizens to maintain (and extend) these rights. @RupertDarwall I assume you wouldn't argue that the US should repeal the Bill of Rights because it privileges Americans over other people? @RupertDarwall I'd like UK citizens to have the same rights of family reunion as EU citizens. But HMG, in its wisdo… https://t.co/fbVw8kho7l @RupertDarwall My blog post doesn't argue for a privileged caste. It lists the rights EU citizens will lose. And yo… https://t.co/zu16Vi5eoU @RupertDarwall Strange to hear a conservative advocating "levelling down" in human rights. @RupertDarwall Your point, I think, is that you are OK with EU citizens losing those rights. I don't agree, but tha… https://t.co/xUckhEVHsm @RupertDarwall My blog post is a list of the rights that EU citizens living in the UK will lose under May's proopos… https://t.co/YpRC587KD5 @RupertDarwall I understand you agree that EU citizens are losing the right to international adjudication? Your poi… https://t.co/dBG3l5lhya @RupertDarwall And I don't want to create a privileged caste. I think all EU citizens should continue to have the r… https://t.co/fOBvqOyH8s @RupertDarwall The little England headbanger idea that entering into binding international agreements is somehow a… https://t.co/Vw7Ugs36AR @RupertDarwall There are many precedents for accepting international adjudication - UN, ECHR, ECJ, WTO, ICC etc etc… https://t.co/gWCodSZldZ @RupertDarwall I'm generally happy for nations to bind themselves to international agreements and make themselves s… https://t.co/gB38Rj1hXJ @theresa_may @SamGyimah We would have an agreement already with the EU if you were not trying to take away some imp… https://t.co/YOxbV2LU6nTheresa May's letter to EU citizens does not guarantee key rights. New blog post from me: https://t.co/tuMxABUTL5
10/19
2017
@ruskin147 The singularity is near.
10/18
2017
Our Chair @StephenTwigg announced an inquiry into Burma and Bangladesh, including the persecution of the Rohingya b… https://t.co/vtNmzqclHf
Retweeted by Owen Barder @WoutervanDis @CONCORD_Europe @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths so emergency food aid should not count as ODA, on those grounds? @WoutervanDis @CONCORD_Europe @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths if your definition of "ODA=" stands, then in-donor-co… https://t.co/mrBleeEUtN @WoutervanDis @CONCORD_Europe @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths so would you say that emergency food aid should +not+… https://t.co/y4mn2eq51Y @WoutervanDis @CONCORD_Europe @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths PS you may need to pick the mic back up? @WoutervanDis @CONCORD_Europe @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths ah, so now that's a bit less general than your earlie… https://t.co/cLU4VHLLet @WoutervanDis @CONCORD_Europe @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths paying for asylum seekers and refugees to relocate -… https://t.co/KtTa0tJvPZ @WoutervanDis @CONCORD_Europe @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths Sorry, I'm thick. Do you think ODA is for (a) countri… https://t.co/6nPCNPnwTb @JesseLGriffiths @WoutervanDis @CONCORD_Europe @FrazerGoodwin Yes: I'm in favour of activities that are mutually be… https://t.co/1oBxi3ssJ6 @WoutervanDis @CONCORD_Europe @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths OK - so you think it is definitively linked to improv… https://t.co/eqa8bS8ved @CarterPaddy @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe If ODA is intended to be a measure of donor effort, then surely it sh… https://t.co/itnp4nIfLP @CarterPaddy @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe Interesting - can there be a non-fiscal grant element? @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe So our disagreement is that you think that there is one true measure of aid; and I… https://t.co/RAZmNsnXIE @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe I say that's dishonest. The aid reported by donors falls within the agreed international definition. @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe You, and @CONCORD_Europe, denounce that aid as not "real" or not "genuine", and as "inflated". @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe What we disagree about is how to describe other measures of aid, other than the on… https://t.co/amUQnDE06O @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe But I think that isn't the root of our disagreement. We agree that different types… https://t.co/CCVQG6WUhw @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe The spending commitment repeatedly made was a commitment about ODA, which is (and… https://t.co/ASNkxfUQnF @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe but I would include a wider range of spending on global public goods including mor… https://t.co/lUkN8e2DXk @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe I think that non-fiscal transactions (e.g. capitalisation of CDC) should be exclud… https://t.co/ocSRTtufW4 @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe As a measure of donor effort, it is not clear why tied aid, student bursaries or r… https://t.co/MfYn4CfJYc @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe So you need different aggregate measures of aid for different purposes. @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe you wouldn't sensibly use ODA as a measure of aid as an explanatory variable in a… https://t.co/KbuTxvoFnv @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe It isn't fit for purpose as an aggregate measure of aid for some other purposes (e… https://t.co/PMxePstPrZ @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe yes though let's not forget that the ODA definition serves a particular purpose (n… https://t.co/hButwcps4p @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe But sadly I think that is hard to do, which is why, reluctantly, I think the 0.7%… https://t.co/5a3wu5vx2l @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe If we could find a way to hold governments to account for their impact, I'd be del… https://t.co/8q5k98hGNYTo celebrate International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, perhaps @ODIdev would like to make the Development Policy Review open access? @JesseLGriffiths @FrazerGoodwin @CONCORD_Europe Striking that nowhere in the @CONCORD_Europe report does it make th… https://t.co/D9zkbYxJOd @JesseLGriffiths @FrazerGoodwin @CONCORD_Europe Different (though related) issue, but I don't like the development… https://t.co/f7dWnmBfi0 @JesseLGriffiths @FrazerGoodwin @CONCORD_Europe Yes indeed you can. And some good international spending too. @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe I agree that we should switch from holding governments to account for inputs to ho… https://t.co/7F6QKtfqJz @JesseLGriffiths @FrazerGoodwin @CONCORD_Europe .. whereas I think that different measures of aid make sense in dif… https://t.co/0TpiqgWk8L @JesseLGriffiths @FrazerGoodwin @CONCORD_Europe I suspect the root of our disagreement is that you seem to believe… https://t.co/CmEA0qvWIf @CONCORD_Europe @JesseLGriffiths @FrazerGoodwin You say that some subset of reported aid is "genuine". That mean t… https://t.co/XUhbADy47I @JesseLGriffiths @FrazerGoodwin @CONCORD_Europe Dongemmewrong. I think a lot of this spending is low priority. I t… https://t.co/lifryRVmaU @JesseLGriffiths @FrazerGoodwin @CONCORD_Europe I think it is +dishonest+ of @CONCORD_Europe to say that refugees,… https://t.co/CAGljvYVC5 @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe I'm completely happy with having different measures of aid for diff… https://t.co/DxmfvYvzLz @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe I think it is reasonable to include refugee costs as ODA, yes. I'd… https://t.co/Lx5v3U6LEH @CONCORD_Europe @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths Hard to do in 140 chars, but would love to unpack the idea of "what… https://t.co/WAS7zEqzf0 @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe Concord can make a case for spending aid differently, but framing i… https://t.co/YqaT5864bw @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe They also refer to the subset of aid they like as "genuine" - so de… https://t.co/ZA4iXyPIty @FrazerGoodwin @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe I'm attributing it to @CONCORD_Europe as well as to… https://t.co/JISmtdzA8t @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe They say that the aid they exclude does "not genuinely contribute to development."… https://t.co/IZ791BB3Hh @JesseLGriffiths @CONCORD_Europe You said exactly that in your tweet! You said "Real Aid - 0.4% GDP (not 0.5% claim… https://t.co/icisLjImhS @DonalORathaille @CONCORD_Europe Fine to argue for a different measure; or to use their own measure. But to call th… https://t.co/oMEcClBhry @CONCORD_Europe It is irresponsible for @CONCORD_Europe to say that the agreed international measure is "inflated"… https://t.co/qEgDrZMHts @CONCORD_Europe Let's have different measures of aid, depending what question we are discussing; there is no single "true" measure of aid.
10/17
2017

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