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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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Joined Twitter 2/13/09


Not just no more #allmalepanels but what about fewer big conferences & large panels in 2017 in general? https://t.co/frA0iGhZJZ #adaptdev
Retweeted by Owen Barder @owenbarder that settles the trolley problem ! https://t.co/CnqyRJWIey
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12/30
2016
This confuses govt revenue with exports. Figures here literally meaningless. Journalists shouldn't refer to this a… https://t.co/NAcghWTPs7
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12/27
2016
Would you like your apartment to have your landlord's name painted all over the building? If not, why is this accep… https://t.co/65AdOdBakA
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12/24
2016
So much for the noble journalistic pursuit of speaking truth unto power. https://t.co/sQeJNLR3ML
12/23
2016
@AishaFSarwari @SadaffeAbid @owenbarder Join us this evening to discuss? Please also sign & support the pledge: https://t.co/LedNXeGdf2
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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12/22
2016
CDC replenishment is not public spending nor borrowing - so why should other aid budgets be reduced to pay for it? https://t.co/c5GqI1E7kwNew Phd's: @CGDev is hiring! I'll be interviewing at ASSA. Research fellow https://t.co/E5sY0S5pv9 Post-doc https://t.co/33Z8wNEBlp
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe IFS is recruiting for a Research Assistant to work on tax policy in developing countries: https://t.co/dzsbEhYkZK
Retweeted by Owen BarderI think you'll find we are eating the Table d'Hôte in any case ... https://t.co/vdrScP7kds
12/21
2016
Reasonably balanced piece on aid to @cdcgroup citing @CarterPaddy, me, UKAN, @owenbarder Paul Collier @LynsayTaffe https://t.co/CyRSo4yeEg
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… https://t.co/5bGeGmS7xK
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? https://t.co/KV7uc6lAd3
Retweeted by Owen Barder"Global economic development is boosting migration" ←excellent new report by @DavidKhoudour et al. at @OECD_Centre https://t.co/jhuRDzwkzk
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,… https://t.co/aQySbUGxTJMy 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 https://t.co/9D4T6XRbVh https://t.co/ubgkMXA09F
Retweeted by Owen BarderI think you will find it is more complicated than this soundbite suggests. https://t.co/JaFZYviFLa
12/20
2016
It's the 21st century ... how is the #allmalepanel still even possible? https://t.co/MjTbeyFfa9?
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:… https://t.co/Qvut9PRcTh
Retweeted by Owen BarderRegistration is now open for What Works 2017 – the international summit to advance #socialprogress. https://t.co/rbArnE0thT @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 https://t.co/Rx0wNL7MsNNothing like a balanced panel on BBC Sunday Politics. It is about time men refused to be on an all male panel. https://t.co/4U4bk4uAK1
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12/19
2016
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… https://t.co/ZTYqmBDZ2V
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12/18
2016
@AdrianMGreen I nailed my colours, sort of, here: https://t.co/JZH24kydVP
12/16
2016
To improve emergency aid, @theobot1000 & @owenbarder brought together experts in development and risk management: https://t.co/rzIAwb9UhA
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12/15
2016
This will go well. https://t.co/SUMvWftajM10,000s of people have fled their homes in Aleppo – the IRC will provide cash support to 4,000 now in eastern Idleb: https://t.co/bwnMDAYjB9
Retweeted by Owen BarderApply today! New job opportunity – Executive Assistant to the President: https://t.co/nFDT6dFuV7
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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12/14
2016
1st I've heard of this... Hidden at the bottom of page 57 of the World Humanitarian Data and Trends Report! This is… https://t.co/56WUj9BJkd
Retweeted by Owen BarderProgress to Date and the Way Forward - a GIF Perspective. Our latest blog: https://t.co/55CHwTj76t 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 https://t.co/qelHNLU2ZG
Retweeted by Owen Barder @AdrianMGreen I'm generally sceptical of claims that any particular thing is central to development.
12/13
2016
Oops. MFN clauses will make it hard for EU to give the UK access to its market for services. https://t.co/gwifHuO5ORkudos to @MikeBloomberg for added effort to curb tobacco use (major cause of NCDs) in low/middle income countries. https://t.co/p6InsUxDrf
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 https://t.co/EY4aoTXYQKI don't always agree with Paul Collier, but I agree with him that @DFID_UK is right to invest more in @CDCgroup https://t.co/LdaDmKqb6V @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" https://t.co/M0joTGaWi4And it should also cover charities, contractors and other private sector organisations delivering official aid (ODA… https://t.co/GapGNuzS3w @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.
12/12
2016
My prediction from 2012 that 0.7% #ODA law was wrongheaded and would lead to a backlash. As it has. https://t.co/Xm5LMbAKm5
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12/11
2016
Come work with us! There's a position open – Executive Assistant to the President: https://t.co/nFDT6dnTwx
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. https://t.co/MJbKwTq00rThis idea would be good for Britain, good for the NHS and good for Malawi. Really deserves traction. https://t.co/QdVIRc0irl @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. https://t.co/HazEFRojMGEvents in Gambia remind me that Sir Paul Collier's proposed security guarantees have much to commend them. https://t.co/V5g4M813WhA short guide for people perplexed by the numbers on international tax and transparency. https://t.co/k8ZRsxTZ2h @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 https://t.co/843nD03VoeWould that include the rights to contraception, safe abortion, and to love whomever you love? https://t.co/yyfeq15MnU
12/10
2016
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