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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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@owenbarder #syria is an active war zone where food is not available or too expensive. @WFP is helping people to survive.This is the reality
Retweeted by Owen BarderI bet there's a club for people who understand this three stage reference test. https://t.co/OIHxa1mJnX
Retweeted by Owen Barder @corinnewoods I thought it was very interesting (and alarming for the people living there). And the analysis of food aid? @corinnewoods thanks. will you share WFP's analysis of the effects of delivering food aid?Me too. https://t.co/lFKyNg1dyUA4 let's face it, international donors for narrow specific problems can be a barrier to broader systems solutions #Wired4Impact
Retweeted by Owen BarderJust what we need : another input target. :-( But good on @theIRC for pushing ahead with cash transfers. https://t.co/JLuZfw7YDmWe must turn pledges to action by listening to @UN investing in prevention, taking action early and building peaceful societies #UKatWHS
Retweeted by Owen BarderThis is right. https://t.co/egmD9pKAaiI read the news today, oh boy. Britain is turning into Lilliput, while the USA is turning in to the Weimar Republic. @fp2p @AngeelinaJolie @kwatkinsodi @IanOxfam right. As Shania Twain said, Brad Pitt don't impress me much ...Entirely understandable that @AngeelinaJolie shd seek glamorous company such as @owenbarder @kwatkinsodi etc... https://t.co/b72xQ9z46s
Retweeted by Owen BarderNew @DFID_UK funded systematic review on benefits of humanitarian cash transfers @UNZimbabwe @WorldVisionZim https://t.co/3E7F5F98Qg #WHS
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5/24
2016
7 types of air-dropped + ground-fired cluster munitions from Brazil, UK, US used in #Yemen in past year #SaudiArabia https://t.co/ULZkGZoSxw
Retweeted by Owen Barder*Finally* someone with real #globaldev knowledge joins the likes of @owenbarder or @fp2p at LSE :) https://t.co/4ZZKVrjHp8
Retweeted by Owen Barder @kenn_crossley @BenParker140 @wfp Cool. Ben's maths sounds right, doesn't it? @kenn_crossley @BenParker140 Great - thanks for that. And the cash is 10.6% of WFP programming (minus Syria)?I might spend a bit more time at the LSE where I too am a Visiting Professor https://t.co/HwIcct9Eay @GrantBrooke extraordinary that we haven't settled on a smartphone standard to replace them.#GrandBargain commits orgs to publish #data to #IATI within 2 yrs of #WHSummit - great news! #WHStransparency #IATI
Retweeted by Owen Barder @FrazerGoodwin @ODIdev We agree on the objective Frazer. The question is whether this is a good way of getting there. @kenn_crossley @BenParker140 @WFP is the 41% which is cash unrestricted, unconditional cash? Or are there strings attached?Please no more global funds. When will we ever learn? https://t.co/v18mfofQmrOld-style humanitarian aid. Still the bulk of what we do. We must move humanitarian aid into the 21st Century. https://t.co/wh0O9W4qqM @MilanV the best predictor of promotion (nb not the same thing as quality!) was the "dominos" intelligence test; oral interview was worst.but missing the main point of the summit which is to reform the system to do better https://t.co/Jw8guNsjvA @MilanV I'm pretty sure there used to be figures showing negative correlation in UK civil service between interview and subsequent grade. @BenParker140 Does't sound so impressive now. Still, better than nowt. WFP is of course labouring under congressional mandates ...Humanitarian cash-based programmes should become...normal way of doing business; Jenkins @WorldVision #ShareHumanity https://t.co/OBFXxnRXj7
Retweeted by Owen Barder @KevinSavage11 @joanna_macrae The delivery agencies will follow the money. The donors need to step up. (not just one: US, EC, UK, SWE, D) @emilytroutman It reminds me of tobacco companies who used to claim the jury is out on the link between smoking and cancer ...I have promised not to serve on men-only panels. via @owenbarder https://t.co/zd7UOcjVG3
Retweeted by Owen Barder @RichardTol :-) me neither ...Very little of that is unconditional cash. Mainly vouchers tied to food. https://t.co/10gNYxkUSUNick Dyer intervention at #CashRev meeting makes me proud to be BritishAll of the #cashpanel recommendations outlined by @owenbarder can be found here: https://t.co/wnPU2Vz7hZ #CashRev #ReshapeAid #humanitarian
Retweeted by Owen Barder#CashRev. Subversive talk from #WFP about cash only working when markets can bear extra demand. Who decides? #WHSummit
Retweeted by Owen Barder#sharehumanity #cashrev many reservations raised about cash dangerously assume we know better than affected people themselves what they need
Retweeted by Owen BarderCash shifts power to the affected population says @manuelbessler. Quite right. #CashRevInteresting "benefit" of card based cash from WFP You can track people & their choices. Could be good or dangerous. #cashrev #shiftthepower
Retweeted by Owen BarderErtharin Cousin says there is a limited amount of evidence. Actually huge amount of evidence for benefits of cash. #CashRevErtharin Cousin says she wants to dispel myth that @WFP opposes cash. Then goes on to reinforce it. #CashRevGreat Lebanon cash consortium video at #CashRev side event. It made me cry.
Retweeted by Owen BarderGreat turnout for discussion of cash transfers in humanitarian aid. #CashRev https://t.co/PEo2ZBjIUv#CashRev the view from the end of the panel... https://t.co/KBiMNiGpp0Moving and informative video about the difference it makes giving cash to refugees at #CashRev eventHappening now! Follow the #CashRev Side Event:https://t.co/fUW0OLVXr2
Retweeted by Owen BarderStarting the #CashRev event with a film about how #cashtransfers helped one Syrian family survive #ShareHumanity https://t.co/QE6g7YHxmI
Retweeted by Owen BarderProud to be associated with this movement. https://t.co/9KXk6rdh8y @tobyhporter Have you read the "Grand Bargain"? @tobyhporter I predict the only things that will be agreed are that we need more money and another conference in a convivial location.Taking a stand against dude fests https://t.co/2lXpVrFLLF @jdportes Presumably it uses the standard assumption of "no change in policy" . The question is what that policy is assumed to be ... @emilytroutman I think it means they invited more speakers than they needed and were too embarrassed to uninvite me. @emilytroutman I am indeed. I think I'm a respondent. Not sure what that means .... And then the insurance event at 1pm. @emilytroutman absolutely. (Well, I'm currently just outside, but I'll be in the building shortly). You? @tobyhporter Ah. I'm an economist first and a humanitarian second ... :-( @tobyhporter hah. Surely you jest?The appointment of Stephen O'Brien as UN chief of humanitarian affairs is a symbol of most of what's wrong with the humanitarian system.This is the best World Humanitarian Summit yet. #WHS #SharedHumanity
5/23
2016
@TonyE_42 or if the political situation in Turkey improves sufficiently.l? And if it does, we should welcome them.Join the cash revolution in humanitarian aid. Because it is 2016. https://t.co/SXV4sixT8E https://t.co/4X8cwdJV2SIf you are #WHS you might want to read this #sharehumanity https://t.co/RhuVt7O3nrI'd like to see analysis "The intervention would not work in other districts because of inadequate food supplies." https://t.co/zwk408BXb1If you're at the World Humanitarian Summit & you want to know how to switch to cash, come to our side event at 11am https://t.co/wiSslmPvV7“Refugees, Displacement, and Development: What Should the World Do?” - #Podcast with @DMiliband & @JimKim_WBG: https://t.co/tVUv8ra6lM
Retweeted by Owen BarderAnd, um, don't tweet Sunday mornings. https://t.co/h0kCcgPiRx
Retweeted by Owen Barder @nikolaihe @NoAllWhitePanel @RORGsamarbeidet @Civita_ I suggest you recommend some women who they can invite to take your place.What companies still don't understand about #millennials https://t.co/k5X0xrXc5I https://t.co/EBJ1gcCzEl
Retweeted by Owen Barder @cashley122 @ActionOnHearing Where's Richard?Follow live @WHSummit starting tomorrow in #Istanbul https://t.co/zJRRNwp1hP @USAID @eu_echo @DFID_UK @europeaid @UN https://t.co/NBiPycWSnB
Retweeted by Owen Barder @owenbarder it would have been good for the EU and everyone if Turkey had been given a concrete timeline to join by today, 10 years ago.
Retweeted by Owen BarderI'm more angry at the assumption that it would be bad for the EU if Turkey joined than I am by Penny Mordaunt's ignorance and lies. #marr @BenParker140 I believe Angela Merkel is the only G-7 head of government or head of state to attend. @AnupKaphle Of course, they are not mutually exclusive.Is this an indication other G7 leaders are not interested in humanitarian system, or the irrelevance of the summit? https://t.co/7znIWFEZDEOn the benefits of digital cash based humanitarian aid, by Paul Musser of @MasterCard #WHS https://t.co/bno439C7CFIn defense of Danish policy - interesting article @ForeignPolicy about Danish refugee policy https://t.co/dZoyHglsie https://t.co/huVSbH4zdM
Retweeted by Owen BarderPhew. We can go on eating quinoa. https://t.co/xh1GgrtdeBDay zero of #WHSummit. Feeling optimistic that it will deliver some progress.
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe UK announced that its public contracts will be “open by default.” That’s a big win, says @charlesjkenny: https://t.co/RYwI8gZnTC
Retweeted by Owen BarderWorld Bank launches pandemic risk insurance market: https://t.co/7gYWZlVnft via @FT
Retweeted by Owen BarderAs @UNDP & @WorldBank insurance forum grows, new report stresses key role: https://t.co/G6VTTBIJey #sharehumanity https://t.co/WlXIXI4P1h
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5/22
2016
"It's not how I'd have done it" - Translation: What the hell have you done?
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5/21
2016
Wondering if @gatesfoundation can prove these donations are additional - that's what donors would demand of grantees https://t.co/6dSsGqM262Is this supposed to be a promise or a threat? https://t.co/zcWECduSMIGreat idea. https://t.co/GYLzpvCezf @john_h_norris @toddjmoss Fair point. The Grand Bargain seems to be a complete damp squib. @_alice_evans Hah. I am shocked that @SadiqKhan hasn't pulled the rug out from under this. @toddjmoss @john_h_norris I cannot understand why governments have allowed the UN to take charge of reforming themselves.In other news, turkeys have given a lukewarm reception to the forthcoming festive season. https://t.co/db7tM7fK50 @MichaelKleinman Nice piece. Very in line with why I work at @CGDev rather than an NGO!Attending @WHSummit? Check out the forecast-based insurance event, featuring @owenbarder and my boss @GP_Skees! https://t.co/I5CKsP5nxO
Retweeted by Owen BarderBrilliant read from @MichaelKleinman https://t.co/MccBe2JycQCome work with @vijramachandran and me at @CGDev ! https://t.co/dw6vpVPLr7
Retweeted by Owen BarderCome to the cash transfers event at the World Humanitarian Summit on Monday. https://t.co/w7XZilGqg4Reducing the humanitarian finance gap - #WHS event, with Gerd Müller & @Baroness_Verma, @WFPErtharin and others https://t.co/cEvtXzstt6#Cashtransfers are a lifeline for this Syrian family in #Lebanon. Video premiere at #CashRev @WHSummit side event https://t.co/bhXRVtUFjV
Retweeted by Owen BarderTo be honest, it was hard to imagine the FCO going in the other direction ... https://t.co/hO83CdXABV @AJPhillipson perk? I regarded it as a tax.
5/20
2016

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