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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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Not just no more #allmalepanels but what about fewer big conferences & large panels in 2017 in general? #adaptdev
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This confuses govt revenue with exports. Figures here literally meaningless. Journalists shouldn't refer to this a…
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Would you like your apartment to have your landlord's name painted all over the building? If not, why is this accep…
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So much for the noble journalistic pursuit of speaking truth unto power.
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Retweeted by Owen Barder @michelle_nilson @owenbarder We are hosting twitter chat on #allmalepanels in Pakistan 2pm GMT. Also have a pledge taken by leading CEOs
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CDC replenishment is not public spending nor borrowing - so why should other aid budgets be reduced to pay for it? Phd's: @CGDev is hiring! I'll be interviewing at ASSA. Research fellow Post-doc
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe IFS is recruiting for a Research Assistant to work on tax policy in developing countries:
Retweeted by Owen BarderI think you'll find we are eating the Table d'Hôte in any case ...
Reasonably balanced piece on aid to @cdcgroup citing @CarterPaddy, me, UKAN, @owenbarder Paul Collier @LynsayTaffe
Retweeted by Owen Barder @_alice_evans @alanhudson1 again, these are not either/or. I'm in favour of doing both. @alanhudson1 The age-old question is whether support should be targeted (which is less expensive, but more invidious) or universal.Today I have tabled an amendment to the Criminal Finances Bill which finally clean up the UK’s notorious tax havens…
Retweeted by Owen Barder @alanhudson1 Not an enthusiast, but BI-curious ... :-).@owenbarder - are u an enthusiast for "basic income" in rich countries as well as cash handouts in poor countries?
Retweeted by Owen Barder"Global economic development is boosting migration" ←excellent new report by @DavidKhoudour et al. at @OECD_Centre
Retweeted by Owen Barder @ByRobDavies It make my girlfriend explode with rage every time we run past it. @ByRobDavies Perhaps they learned geography from the 2002 Commonwealth Memorial Gates on Constitution Hill? India,… thoughts are with everyone affected by the horrific events in Berlin tonight. London stands with you in solidarity and support.
Retweeted by Owen Barder‘Odd but Interesting’: Clare Short reviews How Change Happens. Today's @fp2p
Retweeted by Owen BarderI think you will find it is more complicated than this soundbite suggests.
It's the 21st century ... how is the #allmalepanel still even possible?
Retweeted by Owen Barder @SimonMaxwell001 @CommonsIDC all this stuff about civil society seems a bit like navel gazing by the aid industry. @ianbirrell I see that two newspapers are running anti-aid campaigns. But I'm not clear that this constitutes "increasingly controversial". @ianbirrell do you think they +are+ "increasingly controversial"?Today at 1.30pm we hear from @patel4witham @DFID_UK on #UKaid: allocation of resources, watch live here:…
Retweeted by Owen BarderRegistration is now open for What Works 2017 – the international summit to advance #socialprogress. @socprogress
Retweeted by Owen BarderSuggestion: as a mark of respect for Rabbi Lionel Blue OBE, the BBC could permanently retire Thought for the Day.Anti Money Laundering Rules need a rethink, says the FSB like a balanced panel on BBC Sunday Politics. It is about time men refused to be on an all male panel.
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Q1: Does proposed requirement to swear oath to British values include senior politicians? Q2: Do British values include truthfulness?
Retweeted by Owen BarderEveryone can take a view. At least transparency results in this level of public disclosure. Not so for corporate ai…
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@AdrianMGreen I nailed my colours, sort of, here:
To improve emergency aid, @theobot1000 & @owenbarder brought together experts in development and risk management:
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This will go well.,000s of people have fled their homes in Aleppo – the IRC will provide cash support to 4,000 now in eastern Idleb:
Retweeted by Owen BarderApply today! New job opportunity – Executive Assistant to the President:
Retweeted by Owen BarderI've been investigating anonymous companies for years. They're a scourge of good government. Councils should not sell public assets to them.
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1st I've heard of this... Hidden at the bottom of page 57 of the World Humanitarian Data and Trends Report! This is…
Retweeted by Owen BarderProgress to Date and the Way Forward - a GIF Perspective. Our latest blog: cc @owenbarder @theobot1000 #estherduflo
Retweeted by Owen Barder @AdrianMGreen which doesn't mean to say that they aren't all important ...Congratulations to @AFD_France for joining @IATI_aid as a new member
Retweeted by Owen Barder @AdrianMGreen I'm generally sceptical of claims that any particular thing is central to development.
Oops. MFN clauses will make it hard for EU to give the UK access to its market for services. to @MikeBloomberg for added effort to curb tobacco use (major cause of NCDs) in low/middle income countries.
Retweeted by Owen Barder @charlesjkenny or "ignorance is strength" @charlesjkenny I too will learn to love Big Brother. @charlesjkenny "There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” @AdrianMGreen what do you mean by "core to"? @JessicaToale Glad to see you ignoring the bonkers social media guidelines!"To evaluate a partnership you need an evaluation partnership" #SDGeval < I'm not clear why this would be true. @owenbarder @britishfuture It certainly does not propose any such thing. *Guarantee* to existing group is separate to future policy choices.
Retweeted by Owen BarderWritten evidence on the CDC Bill now before Parliament, including from @ian_goldin @DWteVelde @CarterPaddy and me don't always agree with Paul Collier, but I agree with him that @DFID_UK is right to invest more in @CDCgroup @alanhudson1 Can't you send them a telegram? @alanhudson1 It isn't the cost, it is the principle of (not) giving money to those bastards. In other news, I don't buy the Daily Mail.Report from @britishfuture would require "the biggest mass expulsion of population from this country since 1290" it should also cover charities, contractors and other private sector organisations delivering official aid (ODA… @alanhudson1 I can't bring myself to buy the paper. Murdoch press and all that. @alanhudson1 @fp2p @duncan_ids @leniwild Not recommended reading. @wherezsue but the people have spoken. Ponies mean ponies.
My prediction from 2012 that 0.7% #ODA law was wrongheaded and would lead to a backlash. As it has.
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Come work with us! There's a position open – Executive Assistant to the President:
Retweeted by Owen Barder @TomBernes @CIGIonline I think their policy is to have cake and eat it.British public doesn't want hard Brexit or soft Brexit they want everyone-gets-a-pony Brexit. idea would be good for Britain, good for the NHS and good for Malawi. Really deserves traction. @azeem but hard to see how Europe could offer free movement to UK citizens (at a price) if UK is not willing to offer reciprocal deal? @azeem if only we had some sort of system to contribute collectively according to our ability to pay ... @azeem indeed. but it might be a good starting point for calibrating an optional individual payment in the future? @azeem We currently pay about £350 per household per year. That seems a good deal to me. @CharnyJ @_andrew_green @devex I stand corrected. Pretty close to exactly 1 year after Obama took office.Not only would I happily choose to retain my EU citizenship, if allowed, I would happily pay for the privilege. in Gambia remind me that Sir Paul Collier's proposed security guarantees have much to commend them. short guide for people perplexed by the numbers on international tax and transparency. @RobKRead Indeed. I believe more strongly in @Pontifex's right to worship his imaginary friend than he believes in our right not to.It took Obama 2 years to nominate an Administrator of USAID, IIRC. #PlusCaChange that include the rights to contraception, safe abortion, and to love whomever you love?