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Owen Barder @owenbarder Citizen of nowhere.

Vice President @CGDev. Visiting Prof at LSE. Ex No.10, Treasury & DFID. Likes economics, evidence, ending poverty, feminism, triathlon, tech.

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@StaciW_CFM I agree with that, and Elizabeth Littlefield was outstanding today. But a panel is primarily a platform… https://t.co/BxQJrmXXR8Absolute must read: After the recent debate on the long-term effects of short-term #cashtransfers started by… https://t.co/hqaVyc0h8W
Retweeted by Owen Barder @harrisonkt_ This https://t.co/nNRKtm87Cd - you can watch it online. @_alice_evans It is the product that matters, Alice. Don’t give credit to marketing.Interesting panel on the future of development finance. But sadly it is an all male panel (I don’t think it is good… https://t.co/oP153j13RpBrilliantly written (and titled)! For the first time I feel I have some grasp on this debate. https://t.co/I4kqnBM6I4
Retweeted by Owen Barder @jonathanglennie I am pretty sure that the vast majority of the British public have a strong sense of fairness whic… https://t.co/gZKaFfSiyV @jonathanglennie Slumbering giant.Yes! & in the meantime check out @shesource https://t.co/d2Xkq9vTN7 @womensmediacntr online database of over 1,300… https://t.co/MBivKimDVg
Retweeted by Owen BarderRefugees accepted 2017 (per million population) in EU: Germany 3945 Austria 3865 Sweden 3125 Lux 1915 Malta 1770 C… https://t.co/k9Fo6GDYtW
Retweeted by Owen Barder @JP_Biz @MESandbu @SamuelMarcLowe Thanks. That sounds right to me. I hope we'll keep it in mind that the CU alone d… https://t.co/6dP3NvuuNGHas someone done an authoritative analysis of the extent to which it would solve the problem of the border with Ire… https://t.co/50xnatSBU1
4/20
2018
Enjoying how evidence base for policies proposed in #fragilitycommission is largely taken from what people want fro… https://t.co/W07gz7TMnp
Retweeted by Owen BarderHAPPENING NOW: #SpringMeetings discussion with @David_Cameron, @DonaldKaberuka & Jennifer Widner to launch a new re… https://t.co/Dry5gOn5x5
Retweeted by Owen Barder @ICTDTax @MForstater @CarterPaddy @SolPicciotto Thank you for your prompt and graceful action. - Owen @jonathanglennie never underestimate the good sense of public opinion. one of the many things I learned when working in government. @Starcourse Except, as the Windrush generation can testify (and as was predicted at the time), you cannot create a… https://t.co/Fczbe48yrcIs it my imagination, or is that slumbering giant of common sense, British public opinion, turning against the "hos… https://t.co/JrxihbyNH6David Cameron says that we should change the way we support fragile and post-conflict states, in a new report to b… https://t.co/d2Ii0heTPCAnd now on to labour and skills, which mean @m_clem. On screen here in #morocco via #geneva and #washington. His Gl… https://t.co/XidXy7dBIO
Retweeted by Owen BarderRead this. Local water and sanitation in poor countries is a global public good. They think this extremely drug res… https://t.co/AkyjGPRHtr
Retweeted by Owen BarderREVEALED: UK govt refused to assist a French investigation into suspected money laundering by telecoms giant Lycamo… https://t.co/r9lHhr6RGU
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4/19
2018
All of the written evidence for the inquiry into Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector has now been publi… https://t.co/cGr0QeCNxI
Retweeted by Owen BarderKnow about using evidence to improve policy in African countries? Submit an abstract for #Evidence2018 at… https://t.co/Jexobi96J5
Retweeted by Owen Barder @HollyShulman we were talking about this today https://t.co/cF5ROCqn2N
4/18
2018
@_alice_evans It doesn't. Perhaps it should. Paging @EconMitch .... @mdws876 Speak to Richard Nerurkar (richard@tadeletravel.com) - they may well be able to tailor something for you.I would love to go on this cycling holiday in Ethiopia. Great people, beautiful country, perfect weather, good road… https://t.co/aNHBXpqgAr
4/17
2018
A pleasure to host Saga Norén from Malmö regional police in London today. #TheBridge4 and Sofia Helin are soon comi… https://t.co/XBq4WosLJ7
Retweeted by Owen BarderExcited to be moving to beautiful RWANDA next month for a new job with @Rwanda_Edu & @InstituteGC #RemarkableRwanda https://t.co/yKKO6MuS9e
Retweeted by Owen Barder @dlknowles Did anyone clear this up? One explanation could be that these other services have provided a back door, obv.
4/16
2018
This is high up my list of things that annoy me far more than they should (and which I normally keep to myself for… https://t.co/XClZDNhpY9
4/15
2018
US poised to support $13bn capital increase for World Bank via @FT https://t.co/TOiMAaZj8P
Retweeted by Owen BarderNext Wednesday we will examine why allegations of sexual abuse in the aid sector were not responded to and what can… https://t.co/oW6ThBMwuU
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4/14
2018
@_alice_evans @AW_Baker @icai_uk Now that we have a strategy statement from both @PennyMordaunt and @KateOsamor it… https://t.co/cjF0v2JG7X
4/13
2018
Just got to this - makes some important points! https://t.co/AqzVwZMrj2
Retweeted by Owen Barder @owenbarder @icai_uk I'd love to read a fuller CGD treatment on the World For The Many report. The 'vision of of jo… https://t.co/tJ2i9D2dEl
Retweeted by Owen BarderAppalled to hear @PennyMordaunt include migration on a list with pandemic disease, poverty and terrorism as an evil… https://t.co/36EShEKZirSecretary of State @PennyMordaunt claims UK will champion free trade for developing countries - but as we know,… https://t.co/AN9q8n7scOBig bold commitment to tackle illicit financial flows from @PennyMordaunt and a new unit on business integrity. #UKaidThe Great Partnership: 1) humanitarian system needs to work better & build resilience. Setting up humanitarian inno… https://t.co/PD32Vjj16R
Retweeted by Owen BarderCommitment to humanitarian reform, including promoting insurance and resilience from @PennyMordaunt (in line with… https://t.co/B9V3SS6WtNFive priorities from @PennyMordaunt : 1. Humanitarian Assistance; 2. Global health partnership. 3 Economy and hum… https://t.co/Nfv2hu9XNwThe public want a greater focus on the outcomes: it is about what we are doing, not just what we are spending, says… https://t.co/5g6oMYV6d1It is not a lack of logic or a lack of love that makes the British public doubt aid. It is a lack of trust, says… https://t.co/kAZ9IaEAAvOur greatest achievements have been driven by [that] courage and these values, says @PennyMordaunt. She cites Brit… https://t.co/LQQDvH9XJlGood start to @PennyMordaunt speech - emphasizing British values as opposed to only British interests. "I hear you", she says. #UKAIDThe Secretary of State for International Development starts her speech on development strategy with a paean to demo… https://t.co/nCybF3QjYeThe Chief Commissioner for the "Independent Commission for Aid Impact" - @icai_uk - will be shortlisted by a commit… https://t.co/GL8VSt1mBp
4/12
2018
Our @CGDev working paper comparing approaches for counter-verification in PBF is now out here… https://t.co/RlspdGcE7p
Retweeted by Owen Barder @owenbarder The greater issue is the second interview by Secretary of State. The Panel’s role is to provide only a… https://t.co/BjOUrNi5kB
Retweeted by Owen BarderFour waves of impact evaluation - @HowardNWhite speaking at @CEDILProgramme lecture series https://t.co/Kk8cY61R0OGiven the make-up of the selection panel for this job it is hard to see how the Independent Commission for Aid Impa… https://t.co/G2CgLrILJSIf you want to take over from @Alison_ICAI as the Chief Commissioner for the Independent Commission for Aid Impact… https://t.co/lJFf9BUIaLOutstanding job by @SimonMaxwell001 reviewing the recent Labour Party policy paper on international development… https://t.co/bxqA2ezCknLooking forward to tonight's lecture "The Four Waves of the Evidence Revolution: Progress and Challenges in Evidenc… https://t.co/IJbM4JIHv2
4/11
2018
@carolecadwalla @TamiHoffman @sarah_donaldson @JaneFerg Hey @TheMediaSociety Why are you organising an all male pan… https://t.co/N4PPab4vgn
Retweeted by Owen Barder @s8mb Eh? Which of his countries? Germany or Britain?Parliamentary watchdog @icai_uk has said disobliging things about the way cross government funds spend #UKAID. The… https://t.co/eN5zqw8OpHPositive reply by fictive job applicants with the same CV in Germany (University of Linz study) Sandra Bauer: 18.8%… https://t.co/n8y9E3JttC
Retweeted by Owen Barder @_alice_evans It isn't just fear of funding withdrawal that might lead to self-censorship. It is also the conflict… https://t.co/LQRuZ1rwmx @Starcourse In theory it is already government policy to pursue a joined up, coherent development policy, and for… https://t.co/PiJZzA41bqThere are some big opportunities for using aid better by involving the whole of Government, not just by @DFID_UK. B… https://t.co/HJPoPjMuLX.@owenbarder has 2 new pieces outlining what he wants to hear from @PennyMordaunt in her speech on Thursday: 1. On… https://t.co/NLLiFBtyX8
Retweeted by Owen BarderAsking the right questions as ever on the inter-relationship between security and development policy. https://t.co/DzTVrW3C0m
Retweeted by Owen Barder“The Treasury’s motivation for the strategy of parcelling out the aid budget across Whitehall was in my view largel… https://t.co/xObMLL3oPq
Retweeted by Owen Barder @MForstater @_alice_evans Maya makes the point far better than me. @_alice_evans @savechildrenuk They are not different “branches” of a single NGO: they are a federation of separate… https://t.co/aQ57bsOnb8Ask not what development can do for other govt policies, but what other govt policies can do for development. Apolo… https://t.co/lOXwNueZX8
Retweeted by Owen Barder @rcmb Hah! I would rather that than have the security sector run everything. But even better would be to use all ou… https://t.co/QIk2Jqdwes @_alice_evans I think that sort of challenge is harder for industrial-sized service delivery NGOs that need the mon… https://t.co/fFq8RKZnUb @_alice_evans I have the unworthy suspicion that they prefer to focus on the money which pays their bills.'Distributing aid budgets around Whitehall is not a good substitute for a joined up and coherent government...' Ex… https://t.co/p2dp3aWjEL
Retweeted by Owen Barder @ruskin147 Ah thanks. I am looking forward to seeing if I was locked down enough soon enough. @ruskin147 Rory - Did any British users of Facebook get the notice saying their information had been shared by the… https://t.co/xUbmivUgJ7What will UK Development Secretary @PennyMordaunt announce in her speech on Thursday? I would like to hear how join… https://t.co/89ihzZhiV0
4/10
2018
"Distributing aid budgets around Whitehall is not a good substitute for a joined up and coherent government using a… https://t.co/1PhRXco3sT
Retweeted by Owen BarderA whole-of-government development strategy should mean more than letting the whole of government spend foreign aid… https://t.co/hbdN1UutH6What I'd like to hear from the @DFID_UK Secretary of State @PennyMordaunt in her speech on Thursday https://t.co/Vxy5OYCblb
4/9
2018

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