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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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12/12
2017
Nearly 100m children vaccinated thanks to UK aid 2011-16. That’s nearly 1.5m lives saved; lives that would've been… https://t.co/eEjrv6haJf
Retweeted by Owen BarderWhoop! For the FIRST TIME EVER we can openly compare UK government grants w/ grants made by charitable trusts & fou… https://t.co/P4g6LuLB2N
Retweeted by Owen BarderEU #pana Committee final report & vote tomorrow. ...18 months. 65 members. 30 meetings. 24 hearings. 7 fact finding… https://t.co/kPrVYqpK7R
Retweeted by Owen Barder @RupertDarwall OK. What's the book? I'll ask for it for Xmas :-) @RupertDarwall Please tell me you aren't really falling back on the "Hitler was a vegetarian so ..." argument for eating meat?
12/11
2017
A brilliant illustration of how much public space we've surrendered to cars https://t.co/mPNmr1sxZ2
Retweeted by Owen BarderNew research for @CGDev by @StanfordHP's KimBabriaz & Grant Miller shows that family planning programs in Malaysia… https://t.co/dR21xZiXsb
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12/8
2017
.@nancymbirdsall reflects on 30yrs of asking questions about the relationship between #Contraception & women’s… https://t.co/RYWliMHIsj
Retweeted by Owen BarderMy friend, inspiration and fellow @serpentinerc member @eddiebrocklesby on completing an Ironman aged 74. (An Ironm… https://t.co/48gC5xlrlEIncredible that the government has done an impact assessment on the the songs played by ice cream vans but not how… https://t.co/gGnUOnCRws
Retweeted by Owen BarderExpanding contraceptive use improves women’s agency, education and labour force participation, by Jocelyn Finlay… https://t.co/xFIe469Q7r
Retweeted by Owen BarderThis figure is quite amazing. Never ever before has the world changed as it has from 1990 to 2015. #mindboggling H… https://t.co/F8zEY2HTiH
Retweeted by Owen BarderPaging @PennyMordaunt - this seems a very worthwhile initiative which the UK could join. https://t.co/wCV1zijwG6Starting now: @mclaudebibeau, Canada's Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, is discussing the… https://t.co/dhzE9eZ3sd
Retweeted by Owen BarderMinister Bibeau - Donors need to change their approach: work with unusual partners incl. in the private & philanthr… https://t.co/1C5LaxLoMa
Retweeted by Owen BarderPainful to get an email from a respected development colleague describing the UK as a "former development superpower".
12/7
2017
Quantum Brexit: we have Heisenberg’s negotiating objectives and Schrödinger’s impact assessments. (Fully expecting… https://t.co/QbeHrMUA0A @NigelThornton @CatElizCameron I nearly fell off my chair at the part about allocating all the money before decidin… https://t.co/QpTYw0jBaV @mattpdmorris @charlesjkenny Quantum Brexit. We have Heisenberg’s negotiating objectives and Schrodinger’s impact assessments. @charlesjkenny @mattpdmorris Sadly that isn’t exactly where our negotiators have stuck their heads. @NigelThornton @CatElizCameron I was impressed at the dispassionate delivery of what struck me as some damning findings. @NigelThornton @CatElizCameron Very good she was too. @ruthkennedy @NickyMorgan01 @JackofKent @davidallengreen @miss_mcinerney @dominiccampbell @owenbarder @Guy_Stallardhttps://t.co/cEy8KTuglq
Retweeted by Owen Barderother think tanks are available ... (but not, apparently, on BBC speed dial) https://t.co/hkSrMVtCyzCan @UNReliefChief do it all? If anyone can, Mark Lowcock can. (Interview by @BenParker140) https://t.co/1JYCso8U1dUN relief chief embraces the development-humanitarian "nexus" -#humdevnexus @OECDResilience https://t.co/rH8wDISa2a
Retweeted by Owen BarderI am not sure if I am more angry that the Government has not done this analysis, or that David Davis lied to Parlia… https://t.co/e4NM4eFjfaAre developing countries ready for the technology revolution? See my blog below Technological Revolution and the F… https://t.co/2f7DEPSqVn
Retweeted by Owen BarderCongratulations to @safeenahusain and her great team https://t.co/QJRJSbaKR0
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12/6
2017
My thoughts on #MC11 and what ministers can do about food price risk. Fix the roof.... https://t.co/sPXcGaOhiL
Retweeted by Owen BarderGood timing. https://t.co/QaXcdJXYnaSix recommendations for reforming multilateral development banks. Read our new essay series:… https://t.co/yTlgMCHH59
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12/5
2017
Super team, fantastic global cause, great city. Why wouldn't you? https://t.co/bKyWidKunT
Retweeted by Owen Barder @robuk2015 Rob - here are my current thoughts - but work in progress. https://t.co/EAHiASHcD9 @HenryNewman @DouglasCarswell I think the European Parliament has been clear all along about the priority they attach to citizens' rights. @JeremyKonyndyk it might be the word "hot" that triggered that thought subconsciously :-( @robuk2015 Good question about which I'd like to see proper evidence. My hunch, for what it is worth, is that Brita… https://t.co/zh2eMEYqa4 @robuk2015 They do, but at huge cost in terms of effectiveness (e.g shipping bricks from Japan to build schools in… https://t.co/FOWBAGRZHn @PaulAtherton13 @_alice_evans You are the first to mention education. (Also, we may have a numeracy crisis - lots o… https://t.co/j0E97UrnUF @BilleHermann thanks. Your reply is the only one so far that acknowledges busting my budget constraint! @robuk2015 Sorry to hear that. Is it your impression that your situation would be improved if foreign aid were reduced? @john_h_norris Oh God. I can't bear to think about it. @_alice_evans thinks that UK policy makers should (and will) think about. @robuk2015 Right. Or to put it another way: since 75% of the world's poorest people live in middle-income countries… https://t.co/Vjpvd7pJCpQuick beg for ideas. What are the top 3 hot issues in international development in the next 5 years?So, how's that "taking back control" workin' out for ya? @jem_stein I don't think that boasting of the existence of a social mobility commission would butter very many popu… https://t.co/KuzEGTK9Z2 @jem_stein I supposed you can't blame them for trying.Good response from @ODIdev to the US withdrawal from the discussions on a Global Compact on Migration. https://t.co/XFoYWNkEzB @Fox_Claire Are you opposed to ethical investment funds, fair trade brands, and other efforts by some brands to att… https://t.co/hxwORAjZkC @Fox_Claire I have no connection with Stop Funding Hate, and I don't know who, if anyone, they claim to represent.… https://t.co/3K73nTN7Cn @Jimmytidey @Fox_Claire @TheSun There is no threat to freedom of speech, explicit or implied. The Daily Mail is fre… https://t.co/naaiNj1o2v @andrew_lilico Wow. Here's me thinking you would approve of consumer choice. I guess not when it threatens elite power? @Fox_Claire @Jimmytidey @TheSun The campaigners are merely "reminding" advertisers that they don't like their consu… https://t.co/5R4yOCSHatI'm enjoying the intellectual somersaults that free marketeers are having to perform to complain about consumers wh… https://t.co/9HsT0aADZ8I think it is sad that the UK government is not making enough progress on social mobility, but tbh I am not sure we… https://t.co/411NCJWCfF @Fox_Claire @TheSun I don't want to ban, or censor, the Daily Mail. I want to bring forward the day when they concl… https://t.co/Qnm7aU8Wnp @Fox_Claire @TheSun A minority lobby group campaigned against slavery, including recommending avoiding sugar from t… https://t.co/KQTIwUq9JNSorry, but this is garbage. The Global Compact is not a treaty. Zero loss of sovereignty over immigration restricti… https://t.co/6ujvi7Gcww
Retweeted by Owen Barder @Fox_Claire @TheSun It is definitively a small minority who are actively engaged - but isn’t that true of every cam… https://t.co/diVHUaEa8H
12/4
2017
@Fox_Claire @TheSun Consumers exercising choice is not “censorious assault”. Nobody is saying that these papers can… https://t.co/j1LkiUfXec @ruskin147 You might also note that a business which was caught doing this would be excluded from government contracts.In the latest episode of the 80,000 hour podcast @PTetlock is speaking about his decades of research on forecasting… https://t.co/meBNw55h4Q
Retweeted by Owen BarderHey, @theSundayTimes. A couple of things you should be aware of. 1. They aren’t blocking us; we voted to leave. 2.… https://t.co/mLvcrTKtZT @JamesClayton5 @NadineDorries A small business caught doing this wouldn’t be able to get a government contract. @GoZwift Thanks. It is down for me in London, UK (the real one, not the virtual one). @alexander_betts @anna_katharinak Here is the press notice: https://t.co/xmk2Bqr5BBA big myth that is doing a lot of damage is that nations agreeing to binding rules is an unacceptable loss of sover… https://t.co/b8PloFZ663 @niawag2011 @_alice_evans @maxlawsontin @BBCJamesCook Agreed. Very alarming take from @CER_Grant here: https://t.co/em4ZYMkvPLThe US has pulled out of the discussions on the Global Compact on Migration. Very bad news. We have to find a way f… https://t.co/MNAG4aJs7b @niawag2011 @maxlawsontin @BBCJamesCook Yes. I fear we are focusing too much on the man and not enough on the pheno… https://t.co/qoXMTRuVNF
12/3
2017
Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals by Derek Wall (@Anothergreen). https://t.co/oBS4ydUvZp https://t.co/KiceVwo9jw
Retweeted by Owen Barder“it falls to reporters to describe in plain language what we see, and promotion of fascism and racism is all too ea… https://t.co/8P1KxLIKWn @GibsonPierceUK @DFID_UK Thanks. Where specifically in this report (which I've read) do you see it highlight "how i… https://t.co/VZqL1QB5Ot @GibsonPierceUK @nickherbertmp @DFID_UK which NAO report are you referring to? @GibsonPierceUK @nickherbertmp @DFID_UK I believe it achieves a huge amount, for the people it serves and for Brita… https://t.co/8V180ZF2sgLondon tops the list 👌🏾 https://t.co/ekWVQG2EsR
Retweeted by Owen Barder @andynortondev I first blogged about this in 2005, in the context of Gleneagles etc. https://t.co/6RxRElxdeH
12/2
2017

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