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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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@jonahbusch agreed. I just wish he hadn't learned that language as a missionary. Still, you can't have everything.
7/24
2016
@_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!
7/23
2016
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?
7/20
2016
Maybe CGD Europe should stay in the EU by moving to Copenhagen? https://t.co/LOuLqopmI3Delays in donations in response to disasters cost lives. We can do better @rajeshmirchand #CGDTalks https://t.co/nTnSVCdoYu
Retweeted by Owen BarderHow can we extend legal protection to all survival migrants? @owenbarder and I have an idea: https://t.co/748TK925cl via @cgdev
Retweeted by Owen BarderGood letter from @jonathanglennie to new DFID secretary @patel4witham https://t.co/3SmRb3iipa
Retweeted by Owen BarderYES! Huge fan of this pledge to speak up against "manels" (all-men panels) created by @owenbarder: https://t.co/sQSbl2GRt2. #SpeakUp
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7/19
2016
Watch @owenbarder interview @socfinuk @SocialFinanceUS @tobyecc @SocialFinanceIL https://t.co/Iy7EJfTkwx https://t.co/w3GnlUdKUA
Retweeted by Owen BarderNew DfID head set to challenge UK’s role in aid provision #development #finance #aid https://t.co/RsFYMWDDUO https://t.co/Dbaax2M1QA
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? https://t.co/ad0t7uV71b
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7/18
2016
#May must make her fight against injustice a global one urge @mleach_ids @kwatkinsodi @owenbarder C Short & Mitchell https://t.co/e4ZhKJrR0x
Retweeted by Owen Barderglad 2B joining @mleach_ids @SimonMaxwell00 @theandymitchell @lexhumana @owenbarder et al in call on development https://t.co/p7RRffgK7B
Retweeted by Owen Barder.@Theresa_May must fight injustice at home and abroad say A.Mitchell, C.Short @OwenBarder @mleach_ids & @kwatkinsodi https://t.co/ifmSSjjLvf
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7/17
2016
If rumors are correct... Congrats to @paulmromer, next World Bank chief economist. See his entertaining blog: https://t.co/4JybW4HCwQ
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 https://t.co/9oAzXYS37J Pl RT @owenbarder @JeffDSachs
Retweeted by Owen BarderSad to see @edvaizey move on - he has been an excellent arts minister. Funny tweet too. #vexit https://t.co/IQCp8aSKMS
7/16
2016
Huge loss - Michael Elliott died yesterday! Giant of campaigns to eradicate global poverty https://t.co/xaU7AtJRHf https://t.co/17SqOBjW3T
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. https://t.co/mapTYce2SS
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 https://t.co/9syWkMi7Gl
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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7/15
2016
Rural house prices are high mostly because YOU won't let anyone build any new ones https://t.co/hGtmZEJx6Z
Retweeted by Owen BarderMen: sign up. "The pledge: I have promised not to serve on men-only panels. via @owenbarder https://t.co/aE51Tae5EP"
Retweeted by Owen Barder#Brexit is a global health risk, argues @Laurie_Garrett. Here's why: https://t.co/xcpyaz6zuE https://t.co/rFBBUHuzDQ
Retweeted by Owen BarderVery happy to return to @CGDev for its 15th anniversary for a conversation w @nancymbirdsall https://t.co/XWAxvpxq1g https://t.co/gp4oIWPFHd
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. https://t.co/sdJ3Aa20mk @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. https://t.co/3va7lkY3T3
Retweeted by Owen BarderFingers crossed that the PM will not want to break this manifesto commitment. https://t.co/6yYqyuqFU9Will 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 https://t.co/Hz1ZEkzh2x
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7/14
2016
@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 https://t.co/95uRaNUd1FImportant reflections on the debate in Washington on the governance & international development agenda https://t.co/M1kCGanOV8TM: “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.” https://t.co/vvhUSFuNLT 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 https://t.co/F68iWODDxaI keep thinking about The Leader Poem by Roger McGough. #TakeControl https://t.co/wDro0ZbjmK @JoeEEnglish Thanks Joe. Grateful if @holly_young88 could let us know when it is up. Owen @JoeEEnglish do you have a link?
7/13
2016
"This (aid) money is ours and only we (Jica) can decide on how to spend it". https://t.co/bJc8EuPdm5
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: https://t.co/Q7sCCWJuJ5Phone 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. https://t.co/4ryHB7jsaR
7/12
2016
@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. https://t.co/zmbSzi9yac
Retweeted by Owen Barder @CarterPaddy QTWTAIN?
7/11
2016
@owenbarder Instead of pushing for progressive policies, might it be better to shift public attitudes via 1-3? https://t.co/lQbDq9uEFW
Retweeted by Owen BarderThank God we didn't vote for chaos. https://t.co/swxVXDCYNL
7/10
2016
Podcast: Former OMB exec Robert Gordon on transforming Federal grants to be results focused https://t.co/FqGJsssbAr https://t.co/CJeOWdBpHJ
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' https://t.co/3TNbfOB47w
Retweeted by Owen BarderBrexit pushes up the price of coffee. The entire fabric of our society is under threat. https://t.co/4XK5Ao9vZfThe #Brexit debate is far from over: there will have to be a further vote https://t.co/VxLd337Zs0
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7/9
2016
Congratulations to @CharlottePetriG, newly elected Chair of the @OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). @CharlieMTweets @nrlcadyer Jonathan Portes nailed this before the referendum https://t.co/xmeTIXSrxy @SveinDale To be pedantic, they turn out not to be disenfranchised. Hence the referendum result. Just economically excluded.How Brexit threatens our civilisation. https://t.co/L8FGoG4V3w
7/8
2016
Even more reason for wanting to be Canadian https://t.co/cVsEdpev6x
Retweeted by Owen Barderhere's the video of our @ODIdev event on development impact bonds and the fabulous @educate_girls CEO @safeenahusain https://t.co/ThZYca5Gtl
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) https://t.co/6fkrWMjYou
7/7
2016
Our London office is looking for a policy analyst to work on our #CDI w/ @OwenBarder. Check it out: https://t.co/den2B9T8tR
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7/6
2016

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