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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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@PaulFNiehaus @theobot1000 thanks. Not mutually exclusive. On our proposal, taxpayers could choose to put their aid through @Give_Directly.
12/3
2016
Hello fellow cyclists @martintisne @owenbarder @_karin_c @RupertSimons. Pls feed into the clean air consultation: https://t.co/7vwYoy4zVF.
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe UK government's #Brexit negotiation strategy. https://t.co/eHDC4MHPbs
Retweeted by Owen Barder @CarterPaddy @Clive_Bates @SimonMaxwell001 that is a persuasive thought. But we should check ... @CarterPaddy @Clive_Bates @SimonMaxwell001 My guess is that it is, but if it is non-fiscal it may not be any kind of DEL? @Clive_Bates @SimonMaxwell001 @CarterPaddy Sub point: does anyone know if non-fiscal capital (e.g. IDA, CDC) counts as CDEL? @Clive_Bates @SimonMaxwell001 @CarterPaddy But DFID cannot vire from CDEL to RDEL under HMT rules. @SimonMaxwell001 @Clive_Bates @CarterPaddy It is tougher than a target: it is a binding constraint on DFID. @SimonMaxwell001 @CarterPaddy But perhaps all CDEL and all non fiscal ODA is managed by DFID? In which case there is an implicit ODA split. @SimonMaxwell001 do you mean for DFID or for ODA? There is a CDEL and a non-fiscal capital target for DFID but not for ODA AFAIK.I'm speaking at @intelligence2 on Tuesday evening in London. Come along! https://t.co/AjR5h4JuFl
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe future of aid for health: global public goods. By @LHSummers (Chair of Board of @CGDev) https://t.co/9wvDeuDFF4Thoughts after @CGDev panel on #risk #insurance in #humanitarian #aid Thanks @owenbarder for convening & challenge https://t.co/quKQKMfMIz
Retweeted by Owen Barder @hopenothate @UKChange @owenbarder @OwenJones84 @GaryLineker @38_degrees @guardian @markthomasinfo https://t.co/bakdM0YHVk
Retweeted by Owen Barder @nboserup I learn a lot from interacting with smart people on twitter.
12/2
2016
I have promised not to serve on men-only panels. via @owenbarder https://t.co/344auXR6ZJ
Retweeted by Owen BarderBlokes who haven't yet signed, dive in: "The Pledge - I will not be part of #AllMalePanels" https://t.co/DV6OoFR0ge via @owenbarder #manels
Retweeted by Owen Barder @nicolevIFG 400 countries? There aren't 400 countries, are there?Ex-Cabinet Secretary Lord Wilson reveals a very British 9/11 in No10. From an excellent @GaryGibbonBlog; https://t.co/xoyxoXY21Y
Retweeted by Owen Barderyou know you want to. https://t.co/q83dnj9F7DUK multilateral review scores AfDB as "good" on alignment and organisation; but @DFID_UK UK cuts funding by 25%. https://t.co/QDDZySy0JZThere is no escape. https://t.co/yrKwGw96lU @Claudie_L I thought the whole point of the contortions and compromises in Busan was to bring the BRICS, especially China, into the fold?
12/1
2016
Striking list of countries not officially represented at #HLM2 https://t.co/NxuVBVOPNx @SteveHiltonx Yes, I do. But I've not been optimistic all along that Brexit would unleash liberal rather than reactionary policies.Definitely meant as a compliment. https://t.co/PYv1ioxdB1CDC's annual rate of return since 2012 has been 10.3% (against a target of 3.5%). https://t.co/1EMiiKbVdT @NigelThornton @modonnell151 Right. The real villain here is not the bill, but HMT requirement to spend £5bn in non-fiscal ODA. @notesfrompequod every cloud a silver lining, eh?Imagine a security council P5 consisting of: Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Theresa May and Marine Le Pen. #JustSayin14.30 today at #HLM2: Philippines, Afrodad, OPIC & EU on the challenges, risks and opportunities for #blendedfinance https://t.co/4tuCr5D6r9
Retweeted by Owen Barder @modonnell151 @JoniHillmanDI But it +is+ an important distinction (especially as the media seem to be getting this wrong). @owenbarder Interesting question. Exactly how UK deals with flood and terrorism risk.
Retweeted by Owen Barder @AdamRogersUNDP @UKMissionGeneva @DFID_UK Was."Outward looking, engaged" Britain didn't manage to send a Minister to the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. #HLM2 @JoniHillmanDI @Pincollacott I'm not sure this is actually true, btw. @EricCrampton you aren't missing much @modonnell151 @JoniHillmanDI You know that isn't what the Bill does, right?In which @SteveHiltonx discovers that Brexit is not making Britain a better place after all.… https://t.co/iUFdWiPfvY @EricCrampton ... turns out not to be the answer we are finding so far.Why aren't countries insured against disasters? If you are at #HLM2 in Nairobi, come to our panel at 1.30pm. #GPEDC https://t.co/n60zzWo63pFascinated to see the Canadian government posting ministerial briefing books online. Might other Governments follow? https://t.co/5VCYyT7AITwhy I think @henrymance @ft has the wrong take on giving more money to @CDCgroup https://t.co/7Qns145Gdk cc @davidpilling @EdPaiceARI
Retweeted by Owen BarderI agree with every word of this from my friend the excellent @sjwrenlewis A little but extremely scary English coup https://t.co/7kRJdphHg9
Retweeted by Owen BarderDo the poor spend cash transfers on alcohol & tobacco? No My paper published in EDCC Diffs btw working & publishe… https://t.co/uSl9NpslZb
Retweeted by Owen BarderManaging Adaptively for Better Results. Stay curious. Stay humble. :) @USAIDlearning @USAIDPolicy @fp2p @mercycorpshttps://t.co/RQYwBworMr
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11/30
2016
.@owenbarder and I will be at the #GPEDC in Nairobi. Come hear from our smart panel about how we can fix emergency… https://t.co/brgKlN6342
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11/29
2016
We are hiring for THREE fantastic roles - economist, head of public services, digital editor. Details on our site. https://t.co/507sdilP4Z
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11/26
2016
@_Maia_King Or it might increase, as people form relationships with charities and give more than their cap. @_Maia_King They are. But I'd argue that those feedback loops are systematically weakened by the inclusion of the bureaucraciesVery much looking forward to joining @tradegovuk as Chief Economist. A great privilege. Thanks @LiamFoxMP for kind comments.
Retweeted by Owen Barder @RupertSimons chill. GDP will be lower than it would otherwise have been. But it is still growing. @JohnEGlover Not sure government bureaucracies are a great way to decide things that (foreign) humans need either. @manpreet1 @CGDev I think you just come along! @samwgardner some things do not need to be decided by national governmentsindeed: why not? https://t.co/cdzpMT2ZqA @CarterPaddy lemme guess: @CDCgroup thinks it is an excellent idea ... :-)If we no longer spend £1.3bn a year of aid through EU, how else could we spend it? Bold idea: let taxpayers decide: https://t.co/hMPg8JUPy3 @IanOxfam you reckon the donors do a good job of fast, fair etc?Hope to see you at @CGDev event in Nairobi on November 30th on making humanitarian aid better by using insurance.… https://t.co/hlqBcgPsWx
11/25
2016
@Global_Teacher No, @VirginAtlantic did not favour me with a reply. I guess their business friends come ahead of their vales.Our @DIE_GDI events at the #HLM2 of the #GPEDC w/ our Southern partners - Pls join us! https://t.co/zLx4W3ueYehttps://t.co/yXPKHxMu5K
Retweeted by Owen Barder @PaulineMRose Not a spoof. And not a proposal for a referendum.More great women economists on Twitter (5/n) @etjernst, @LindsayTedds @Claudia_Sahm @ShellyJLundberg @MarthaOlney @mioana @willafriedman
Retweeted by Owen BarderMore great women economists on Twitter (4/n) @jodiecongirl @martha_j_bailey @anbrowndc @kearney_melissa @annette_als @StephanieKelton
Retweeted by Owen BarderMore great women economists on Twitter (3/3) @economeager @BalanCohen @katy_milkman @Jess_Hoel @BetseyStevenson @raffasadun @Lagarde
Retweeted by Owen BarderSome great women economists to follow on Twitter (2/3) @NinjaEconomics @ProfEmilyOster @BatzMonika @A_Lusardi @OS_Mitchell @Susan_Athey
Retweeted by Owen BarderSome great women economists to follow on Twitter(1/3) @PJakiela @dynarski @RunningREs @_alice_evans @leah_boustan @AlixZwane @jenniferdoleac
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11/24
2016
'Let the public decide!' A terrifying phrase. But could it mobilise commitment to aid? https://t.co/5u3seO8QZ1 @theobot1000 @owenbarder
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11/23
2016
What if taxpayers could choose how some of the UK’s aid budget is spent? @owenbarder & @theobot1000 explore: https://t.co/PgKhRnCWe5
Retweeted by Owen BarderI was thinking Farage would make a very good White House butler. https://t.co/ruljQTrEWTI was thinking he'd make a good White House butler. https://t.co/Dt37prQsg0
11/22
2016
Cool event by @JPAL_Global & @CGDev: "What Have We Learned? Improving Development Policy Through Impact Evaluation" https://t.co/81WIlgpU8a
Retweeted by Owen BarderI have promised not to serve on men-only panels. via @owenbarder https://t.co/cPgjPyzqH6
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11/21
2016
Six reasons to oppose the monarchy https://t.co/F7MvqR0mU9 via @owenbarder
Retweeted by Owen Barder @Serufusa Hope you found it useful. It changed my perspective on all this (and it is amazing how little we have learned since then). @ManelWatchIre @owenbarder Check out Women for Media UK - a resource to ensure gender balance & Panel Pledge Toolkit https://t.co/1pW8gsEXvE
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11/20
2016
Beginning to sound quite tempting. https://t.co/eS4qh56P3z @repec_signup pba1461
11/19
2016

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