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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 https://t.co/IN7tabeDzD
Retweeted by Owen BarderStill energized by #GIFlaunchUK last night! Thanks to @DesmondSwayne @geoffmulgan @ciffmichael @owenbarder #KaniniMutooni @nesta_uk @CGDev
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2/10
2016
@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. https://t.co/BEYDxURfCZWhy is international public finance "not sustainable" but national public finance "sustainable"? #arbitrary https://t.co/joKNVbx1rdMaybe not completely. But it can mitigate the harm. https://t.co/eb24yQvBAALove this chart from @BrookingsInst - why haven't we eradicated extreme poverty with cash yet? #GIFlaunchUK https://t.co/MqAYu4gv61
Retweeted by Owen BarderEnthralling presentation from Angelica Towne on Educate, a new investee of @GlobalInnovFund #GIFlaunchUK https://t.co/xYt4BmawetCo founder of @givedirectly Michael Faye talking about Segovia at #GIFlaunchUK https://t.co/P2bUrJzVQjAnd a good speech it was too. A spot of post-neoclassical endogenous growth theory. https://t.co/cb5Y4dLsWfFirst #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 https://t.co/5znHEYeodpStanding room only as @AlixZwane launches the Global Innovation Fund #GFIlaunchUK https://t.co/yhB9ePCrdVwhat happened to "Doing Development Differently"? No activity on the website https://t.co/KDuO5g8BZw @martaforesti @leniwild @OrinLevine great: thanks. Hope you are well.Excited to hear @owenbarder @geoffmulgan @ciffmichael @myAzimia @AlixZwane and others at #GIFlaunchUK today. https://t.co/ZytaRYSRwH
Retweeted by Owen Barder @CGDev Europe turns its attention to the development needs of the Pacific @leecrawfurd @PetraPkrylova @GodfreySara https://t.co/aI6WgMLgg5
Retweeted by Owen BarderLagarde should demand the right to run for the #IMF top job. Good piece by @charlesjkenny https://t.co/LUlGvjoIT7 #globalgovernance
Retweeted by Owen BarderReally looking forward to this tonight. https://t.co/tmiXhXjWwhAbout 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?
2/9
2016
Helping Syrian refugees means more than pledging aid. @owenbarder on a plan for economic development in Jordan: https://t.co/6zhSmiGBiY
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) https://t.co/CO6kZZSbpC @JamiePett You should read @m_clem https://t.co/lVUkBouWVi @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: https://t.co/NjwGdVF7lD
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2/8
2016
@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 https://t.co/ASLRT0rGmoNeither are 50-60% of children without disabilities... https://t.co/AFngMg7Vcm
Retweeted by Owen Barder @thomadcock I certainly agree with that!It is almost unbelievable that they thought this was a good idea. Almost. https://t.co/ogdTvx5tau @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? https://t.co/8hYoS8sCNmI love the @FT for letting @lucykellaway write this. https://t.co/4c9XaUUJKWExcellent response by @lucykellaway to what appears to be a threat to @FT from Hewlett Packard https://t.co/JYymeFA1Kuthousands of hits since yesterday, and many more women have added their names, because #womenalsoknowstuff https://t.co/lAx2ZJ0sVj
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2/7
2016
@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 https://t.co/zfWFH7SgyZ @voxdotcom here's a list of women who know stuff, for next time... https://t.co/lAx2ZJ0sVj 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 https://t.co/U4FoutFPQ0
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: https://t.co/FxvVkExsH8Supporting the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) – get involved! https://t.co/WvufLip1N4 #iati #transparency
Retweeted by Owen BarderIn which Andrew Mitchell has very positive things to say about @DFID_UK civil servants https://t.co/C3NIZAyF0IAid won't stop Syrian refugees from trying to migrate to Europe. But these little-noticed announcements might... https://t.co/MLEmveEUPmUnusually sensible policy coherence - trade access for Syrian refugees. Blog post by me. https://t.co/MLEmveEUPmA Smart Pledge to Create Economic Opportunities for Syrian Refugees (new blog post) https://t.co/MLEmveEUPm
2/6
2016
Tobacco kills more people each year than HIV/AIDs, malaria & TB combined. @billsavedoff hosts event @WorldBank 2/8: https://t.co/oDtJ3Oi3iT
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 https://t.co/wsqCImsbCECan'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 https://t.co/eBAHeYi5Fs @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" https://t.co/1ScrJpQG3j @owenbarder SQ makes you keep them on
Retweeted by Owen BarderI do this. I'm surprised it isn't part of the safety briefing. https://t.co/HwT3x6ht7pBREAKING: Victoria Station evacuated due to unexploded bomb on building site https://t.co/fwT9YaqtMI https://t.co/aMcD5fCQQr
Retweeted by Owen BarderPaid maternity leave by country https://t.co/xVyMBLURzN
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe person sucked out of the plane in Somalia may have been a suicide bomber. #Tragic #DarwinAwards https://t.co/VICSJETTHzSo proud to work with @CarterCenter to eradicate Guinea Worm - only 22 cases last year thanks to this inspiring man https://t.co/pH1ziu5fhj
Retweeted by Owen BarderVery good summary of why and how many NGOs should be measuring their impact https://t.co/J1gzJrWDBK"What we’ve learned from fifty years of Saudi arms deals" https://t.co/hoJhMFT87m
2/5
2016
#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 .. https://t.co/KHCEuGkaCt @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. https://t.co/Vtox5yVoycVery interesting blog post by @AndrewPurkis on the role of charity trustees. Useful corrective to Bernard Jenkin. https://t.co/XpA3bPMuLz @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) https://t.co/ofhJQUHUwsDawn over Whitehall on my way to #SupportSyrians https://t.co/771jqG8jkk
Retweeted by Owen BarderInt’l aid may have reached a record high in 2014, but the poorest countries lost out. #Podcast with @owenbarder: https://t.co/oP8rB37IQ5
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2/4
2016
New #aid strategy = new funding channels. How will @DFID_UK stay accountable? https://t.co/aIuJxWL3hy
Retweeted by Owen BarderThis. https://t.co/1qCU36HTruDon't miss @owenbarder @geoffmulgan @ciffmichael @AlixZwane, Kanini Mutooni and more at our UK launch https://t.co/IHYfHjz5pp #GIFlaunchUK
Retweeted by Owen Barder @GrantBrooke You should read @owenbarder blog post on the dilemma of global taxing.
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2/3
2016
Seminar this Fri, 2pm @BlavatnikSchool: How to reform the global tax system? https://t.co/95OBMp6dV8 @alexcobham https://t.co/1TABY3zals
Retweeted by Owen Barder @costrike "No" to both questions!Those of not in Washington can watch the live stream here https://t.co/reP8yrnOh3 https://t.co/QJxp0YudbKAre vegans better in bed? https://t.co/3rRBAhrr2I https://t.co/8KFzXR9pC7Classy response from @KimDarroch... https://t.co/ovyytwJUUu @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" https://t.co/kfinazTWpWParliament to Government: you need to say whether or not you are trying to make end-to-end encryption illegal. https://t.co/e4M9v19ft3Policy makers say that RCTS "take too much time". David Mackenzie responds: https://t.co/9KRFq9Kr0T
2/2
2016
@LizCarolan The have. https://t.co/0kqZeNr9Zu
2/1
2016
@RodneyFort @TimHarford right.
1/31
2016
New UK ambassador to Washington is a typically relaxed Englishman who is totally comfortable with physical contact https://t.co/RQCs1o4pUf
Retweeted by Owen BarderLooking for a career in #globaldev? We're hiring! Check out our job opportunities page: https://t.co/GL5Ka6Nol5 #DevJobs
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1/30
2016
https://t.co/caboQSbr26 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 https://t.co/9CWYoGHbbU
Retweeted by Owen BarderLike the Killings Sofie Graaboel, I find it hard to be proud of being Danish at the moment. https://t.co/PV9FalJemw https://t.co/vEk3b2ys4G
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.
1/29
2016
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