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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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Joined Twitter 2/13/09


Yup. If you stop paying £20 for your pitch at the car boot sale where you make a profit of £200 every week, then yo… https://t.co/gM2wn1rWpm
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe international community should not accept Ken Isaacs, Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the UN International Organ… https://t.co/lONgwNEWr3JOB -We're looking for a great manager and leader for our Aid and Development Finance team @OxfamAmerica in DC - ap… https://t.co/ymG9iJDNHX
Retweeted by Owen BarderBy the power of Grayskull (& twitter) I’m hoping to find my nurse from my teenage cancer experience. Her name was D… https://t.co/ROhKwr3Z87
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6/20
2018
@sjarnvig @espersendf @EllemannKaren @SociologenHD @lykketoft @martinlidegaard @rasmusnordqvist @Enhedslistenhttps://t.co/L8ZgDFzpjQUnauthorized immigration is at its lowest level in half a century. The only thing "infesting" our great country is… https://t.co/fuEBj50fZz
Retweeted by Owen BarderBrundtland is an inspiration for elegantly motivated, stubborn, sheer goddamn determined commitment to a purpose an… https://t.co/fT1EuKyYFQ
Retweeted by Owen BarderInspiring to hear Dr Gro Harlem Bruntland talking about how far we have come and how far we have to go together to… https://t.co/csM5UElNn0Access to quality information on all development flows is the foundation for better aid and better outcomes.… https://t.co/B6mD7uGAPJ
Retweeted by Owen Barder @alexevansuk Only if the world's most powerful nations acquiesce, which they might (to hold on to their own sinecur… https://t.co/w04lfGKiozRefreshing comment by #Malawi govt representative. ‘Just give cash to people and let them decide. If they need fert… https://t.co/h639CDyuSn
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe draft EU budget is missing a distinctive development offer, says @cgdev's Mikaela Gavas https://t.co/2VG8NDLonUIt is long overdue that the UN stops the nonsense of particular countries having a lock on particular UN jobs - e.g… https://t.co/OqkMDCoSMrYou have to think they are sub-tweeting their President? https://t.co/xVsJXVWc59Fine work by an excellent campaigning and principled journalist (even if @ianbirrell is wrong in his opposition to… https://t.co/aPIwhqj71e @ruthkennedy I saw a reference to her being thoughtful and depressed after her visit there, but no detail about it. Do you have a link? @rachelerank @MForstater @_karin_c @carolinefiennes @LineyMason @FranIndigo @karlwilding @Rhodri_H_Davies I'm in fa… https://t.co/pvbtVzXy8Y @joshaw I wish it were not necessary.This is right. I predict that the operation of our Immigration Removal Centres (e.g. Yarl's Wood) will soon be the… https://t.co/bNARPFQs7MApart from lying about crime in Germany and stirring up division there, and separating children from their parents,… https://t.co/2ySTwtkA1BDo not miss this conference "How to educate the world?", June 26, with Duflo (@MIT), Spelke (@Harvard), Banerjee (… https://t.co/D7VUTtc70g
Retweeted by Owen Barder @_alice_evans @Cindy_Y_Huang @AlyosciaD @SimonMaxwell001 @MForstater @glassmanamanda @charlesjkenny @DinaPomeranzhttps://t.co/GNayyOpwS1
6/19
2018
W'all advocate for ramp up of private $$ to reach SDGs. We also caution against rising debt of dev countries. I hav… https://t.co/SCpek2tWAa
Retweeted by Owen Barder @samwgardner I don't have much faith in the guesstimates of the costs of the SDGs But since those estimates are bei… https://t.co/DBrGxbOBIf @killclifford Oh very good. I wish I'd thought of that. @MarkWPlant this would have been a good headline for your blog post!If private borrowing is used to finance the SDGs, how long before there is another debt crisis? My colleague… https://t.co/AckEACRVWc @GarminUK Your expensive Vector 3 pedals apparently need a slightly complicated fix. https://t.co/W9TcP182lo … But… https://t.co/6y7ocQB56C @JoshuaCPowell @stephenblakeley @owenbarder @allmalepanels Please listen to a female expert on this subject:… https://t.co/QhOMjESFnn
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Retweeted by Owen BarderThis should not be happening in 2018. Do better, conference organisers. I would have expected more of… https://t.co/59TEZ9Dequ
6/18
2018
If you’re interested in working on international innovation & international development in a never-boring, fast-pac… https://t.co/GUim0r3n9E
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6/17
2018
Fine short piece by @SamuelMarcLowe explains why rules of origin matter hugely for Brexit. If we don't stay in a cu… https://t.co/BiGsm9acGI
Retweeted by Owen BarderDeveloping countries have complained for years about the pernicious effects of Rules of Origin which limit access t… https://t.co/cn1CAdMIyQ @Fihi_maFihi Remind you of any other founders of disruptive start ups?Komsa Danmark!!! https://t.co/TzH7vVdsisAbsolutely right for @PennyMordaunt to challenge this weird view of people as “Oxfam beneficiaries”. https://t.co/cf20MkbENWInternational Development Secretary @PennyMordaunt urges companies to check how they are contributing to reaching t… https://t.co/SI0wbUMLwW
Retweeted by Owen Barder @davidsteven I liked “the hand of cod” on ITV commentary.Democracy, human rights and respect for each other are under attack in countries where, until recently, you would h… https://t.co/Idc0jFUL58The more we tackle the underlying causes of poverty, the more opportunities there are for directly win-win policies… https://t.co/kH1HgqJYUV
Retweeted by Owen BarderAt @LEADAgencyDK now with fellow Ambassadors talking about what what the world can learn from #Denmark #fmdkhttps://t.co/0Ka8cpzAle
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6/16
2018
Emigration is starting to be seen like trade as key to development. In 71 countries that grew to middle-income or h… https://t.co/7KW7TA49mz
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6/15
2018
Working in #globaldev? In London? Come to our event: DECOLONISING DEVELOPMENT, 27 June, 6pm! Organised by… https://t.co/h0kNmCc3iH
Retweeted by Owen BarderSarah Cooper is one of the reason #aidworks - dedicated, knowledgable and has been totally committed to helping tho… https://t.co/P7vqecqgwt
Retweeted by Owen Barder @JohnRentoul @BBCEleanorG @bbclaurak On what planet is it a good idea to try Parliamentary Legal manoeuvres against Dominic Grieve QC MP?
Retweeted by Owen BarderHas migration and money gone too far in football? My take and the link with development. https://t.co/TogdhPyJbJ
Retweeted by Owen BarderWomen in Argentina won in the lower house, 131 votes in favour, 123 against, the bill that decriminalises abortion… https://t.co/HZyr4BHSNX
Retweeted by Owen Barder @bensimms65 I hope we can persuade you @bensimms65 that there are good opportunities for developing countries. See https://t.co/ivjnbokDnhAs UK's political appetite for skilled immigration returns, I hope that @DFID_UK will work with other government de… https://t.co/IvYKxMCOs2 @ZoeJardiniere @rich_england There are proposals to pay developing countries for training, based on very successfu… https://t.co/enG0kY6wPlWith the ending of the NHS visa cap is this an idea whose time has come @owenbarder @CGDev? @crownagents could help https://t.co/v8mYrwjgJ6
Retweeted by Owen BarderShould we recruit nurses and doctors from developing countries? My colleagues @lexhumana and Caitlin McKee made pro… https://t.co/mDm5M89wyJ
6/14
2018
Apply to join @m_clem @JeremyKonyndyk @e_collinson and me as Senior Associate for Policy Outreach for migration, di… https://t.co/RziWh252zG
Retweeted by Owen Barder @_alice_evans @m_clem @CGDev You missed the passionate, inquisitive, intellectually open, values-driven people. Tha… https://t.co/BuE0D0BSxDEh? Why not @carolecadwalla? https://t.co/15EHdwJtWVComplex does not = messy! Guest blogger @yuenyuenang from @UMich debunks this & other fallacies about… https://t.co/3MyKGS6Wco
Retweeted by Owen Barder @jon_cooper67 Interesting. I'm not sure I buy the idea that the binding constraint on productivity (and hence incom… https://t.co/XkBuY9V82SCome on @Starbucks do you REALLY need NINE separate packages made of plastic and paper to sell oatmeal? You CAN do… https://t.co/56DcxxuX2J
Retweeted by Owen BarderI'd love for this CDD exchange to help move the discourse forward. The hypotheses linked above aim to suggest a pla… https://t.co/YwfnRnobQd
Retweeted by Owen BarderWant to apply your statistics skills in international development? @DFID_Stats currently recruiting for exciting ro… https://t.co/HYCWvWDnG5
Retweeted by Owen BarderShort thread by @jillongovt seems to me to nail it. https://t.co/tDA3kyOl7M @owenbarder @fp2p When discussing CDD, would be good to: a) note the positive impacts on public goods and economic… https://t.co/ciioK2qiwl
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6/13
2018
Make tax breaks for grantmakers conditional on more transparency, suggests UK philanthropy think-tank @NPCthinkshttps://t.co/HK3SN9N6NB
Retweeted by Owen BarderTalking IFFs at @IMFNews https://t.co/juc8tUUnm4
Retweeted by Owen Barder @Brianlevy387 @fp2p Who are you quoting in your tweet when you say, with quotation marks, that “CDD doesn’t work”?Refreshing discussion on aid & #migration @CGDev today. As always, @m_clem had stacks of inspiring examples, but im… https://t.co/3S2kbweGLz
Retweeted by Owen BarderCareful new 3IE meta-study (linked in this Oxfam blog) of CDD projects indicates very limited gaims, consistent wit… https://t.co/z6KKeEa9O7
Retweeted by Owen Barderexcellent comment from @alanhudson1 - with which I completely agree. Good point, well made. https://t.co/QBnMsss817 @CDCgroup @nickodonohoe Thanks! (Excellent answer.) Are the workings available?We've just published our latest newsletter. It focuses on our strategy for advancing women's economic empowerment -… https://t.co/OP6SdPE2Jr
Retweeted by Owen BarderSlightly curved-ball claim by @BatesLord that rural areas in developing countries tend to be very poor because "the… https://t.co/rwKgpAAuo6Slightly evasive, number-free answer (admittedly under time pressure) from @nickodonohoe on the amount of (genuinel… https://t.co/44aTL6HNMfCDC are showing the way https://t.co/QnNV1BueWn
Retweeted by Owen BarderIt must be said, the @CommonsIDC is very impressive (like many Select Committees). Parliament at its best - very f… https://t.co/DR0mUErFm6Over half of @CDCgroup new investment is in fragile and conflict affected states, says @nickodonohoe. Twice the proportion of any other DFI.Evidence now underway with @CDCgroup at @CommonsIDC - @nickodonohoe and Graham Wrigley currently talking about how… https://t.co/eBtSB1rBfJI am looking forward to this discussion at @CommonsIDC this morning. https://t.co/QOyh2lwxuQWhat an incredible graphic in @TheEconomist simultaneously showing changes in development and inequality across maj… https://t.co/Wuj3KBVGf6
Retweeted by Owen BarderI have the best job in the world. Today: @DFID_UK and @CDCgroup evidence on economic development at the @CommonsIDChttps://t.co/xRxBgZsDP2
6/12
2018

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