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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


Capitalism and markets take more people out of poverty than aid. Never forget that.
Retweeted by Owen BarderGeospatial data is improving our ability to learn better and faster! Check out how @AidData is doing this with geos… https://t.co/FUDxflJVEq
Retweeted by Owen BarderWinds of change, flickers of hope but hazy futures - my @theipaper column on a tumultuous week in two influential A… https://t.co/q295yLgboB
Retweeted by Owen Barder @williamheath @iyad_elbaghdadi This is hard though. Try @wdavison10US extends it's reduced tariff scheme for developing countries for another 3 years after 2 month delay https://t.co/OG3KINzIkS
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2/18
2018
One of many reasons why it is better to give cash ... https://t.co/Ctt0Ou6AwA @samwgardner I'm in favour of more migration, and more aid, and more development. What I'm against is pretending th… https://t.co/xU2CqqXBlwThis is right. Promoting economic development does not, in general, reduce migration. There are lots of reasons to… https://t.co/nuPxpqrd5e @owenbarder @DFID_UK @oxfamgb “....We have asked for assurances from all our charitable partners regarding their sa… https://t.co/0RbOgvM2XU
Retweeted by Owen Barder @johnthegeo @TimHarford @kimbradfordsmit I couldn't agree more. But I'm suspicious of any professionals (aid or oth… https://t.co/nqunhcAazJ"metrics should be tools in the hands of teachers, doctors and soldiers [OB: and aid workers] rather than tools in… https://t.co/SeWExCTyde @PennyMordaunt @DFID_UK @oxfamgb Thanks for the clarification @PennyMordaunt. This seems much better. The original… https://t.co/hQ96QUt1RU @DFID_UK @PennyMordaunt This is the first mistake @dfid_uk has made in otherwise exemplary handling of this situati… https://t.co/ZVzcpAIXAqThis. There are no excuses. https://t.co/VmP7SflFbE60% of refugees in Zambia are minors. 3,450 are entering Uganda daily. Increasing numbers heading to Burundi.… https://t.co/ACvpBO7HVH
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2/17
2018
@JeremyKonyndyk @PHAPassociation I might write up a possible model based on engineering sector. I agree about exclu… https://t.co/JfsV7RIDtO
Retweeted by Owen BarderGreat work from @Young1ove - an NGO founded by our DPhil student @angrist_noam - who are soon publishing prelimina… https://t.co/R7c36Bu9O3
Retweeted by Owen BarderAre you a CGD podcast listener? We want to hear from you! - What do you like about our podcast? - What could… https://t.co/kDpH1f48pY
Retweeted by Owen BarderI have just started a monthly donation to @oxfamgb All organisations make mistakes. But I trust them to spend my mo… https://t.co/VfnudmW4Tg
Retweeted by Owen BarderCash based #humanitarian assistance is about dignity, choice and flexibility for beneficiaries. It is also about gr… https://t.co/pmjZfjTBWe
Retweeted by Owen Bardera lot here for those interested in the 'results agenda' in development to chew on https://t.co/VyZ7L3wei9
Retweeted by Owen Barder @LindaPoteat Agreed. That is true in many institutions, in this sector and elsewhere. My point is that there is an… https://t.co/o2YhPdkwli @CarterPaddy Interesting. if that's true, why haven't the big aid agencies with professional fundraising teams hit… https://t.co/SXwOxbFg8A @owenbarder grist to your mill re. aid industry messaging. https://t.co/fG7gFW1RP2
Retweeted by Owen Barder @MollyKinder @oxfamgb A magical thing about #MeToo and #TimesUp is that they focus on industry-wide and society-wid… https://t.co/TpjzFW62V8This is excellent by @TimHarford on the psychology of outrage, using the example of Oxfam and development’s #MeToohttps://t.co/Y61b7U7nd1 @MollyKinder @oxfamgb You are right @MollyKinder that addressing the systemic issues vs demanding change and contri… https://t.co/sKKQtPYFFF @MollyKinder @oxfamgb My view is that it is wrong to single out Oxfam. Doing so misallocates our anger and energy o… https://t.co/6xNHiLyPo8
2/16
2018
wrote a little valentine's message to the admin w/ @MichaelLFaye https://t.co/JRd5tUlPQ7
Retweeted by Owen BarderI have promised not to serve on men-only panels. via @owenbarder https://t.co/FdMaFSrj6F
Retweeted by Owen BarderA great gender balanced panel at #Tax4Dev featuring @GPerezinParis and @MForstater on illicit financial flows https://t.co/pcStkdxPLG
Retweeted by Owen Barderthis should be good. https://t.co/7Wcg5fwE2YJob opp for entrepreneurial budding energy wonk: Program coordinator on energy policy @CGDev https://t.co/RBwUgWMAw0
Retweeted by Owen Barder @MollyKinder @oxfamgb I agree: we should be angry about sex abuse and we should demand that it is tackled wherever… https://t.co/N7BLDN7rDcFour years on from their visit to learn from @UKCivilService (world leaders in social innovation!) the US… https://t.co/FhsiuA2ucl
Retweeted by Owen BarderThank you Owen for this thoughtful and balanced assessment of sexual and power abuse in #aid and beyond. Some of th… https://t.co/3uRIovhvCV
Retweeted by Owen BarderHah. Some of this looks familiar .... https://t.co/j0hy4dWKQM @mngreenall That sounds like great fun. Will you run it at a steady pace, or will you leave longer for the hill up to Rodean, or what? @mngreenall I'm not doing Brighton this year - or indeed a marathon. I'm focusing on the World Championships for I… https://t.co/7uPHQZ039M @mngreenall @BrightonMarathn congrats. what pace group will you lead?We are holding an urgent hearing on sexual exploitation in the #UKaid sector on Tuesday 20 Feb. With evidence from… https://t.co/eCq6rV2bzc
Retweeted by Owen Barder @MollyKinder @oxfamgb My worry about demanding to know how Oxfam will change is that this ignores the reality that… https://t.co/I4yVtw2XSm @MollyKinder @oxfamgb Molly - thanks. I absolutely believe that many organisations, in all sectors, need to change… https://t.co/Ba2xCAYB7C @rajeshmirchand Is an op-ed some sort of last century, dead tree equivalent of a twitter thread? :-) @jillongovt cheers Jill.So let's all roll up our sleeves and redouble our efforts to address these society-wide problems, including in the… https://t.co/zfTNgWe2IDWe have to bring about systemic change and end the culture of cover-ups. Singling out particular industries, or pa… https://t.co/48kR0eLFlyIn my view, @PennyMordaunt and @DFID_UK have got this exactly right - demanding systemic reform across the sector a… https://t.co/Nm4UxH2gOECalls to scale back aid (for example by jettisoning the commitment to 0.7%) or to single out @oxfamgb (for example… https://t.co/TK3EJU2Np0British aid is among the most effective in the world (I'm quoted on this in The @TheEconomist today… https://t.co/QnyQ8SUuDTNobody said after Harvey Weinstein that we should shut down Hollywood. Nobody says that appalling, systemic abuse i… https://t.co/adi2IGv1ZIIt would be especially paradoxical to single out @oxfamgb which has fought an important fight for women and girls,… https://t.co/hHlkuuMFnGConversely, there is no reason to think that the aid sector, or any particular organisation within it, is especiall… https://t.co/z767G54W2PWhen people say "it is a few bad apples" they dismiss the possibility (indeed likelihood) that there are systemic p… https://t.co/s2x3CJ8DHJIt can be harder to uncover and tackle abuse in a sector in which many of its supporters and employees feel strong… https://t.co/exBDdslc5FThe aid and development sector is regrettably no exception. There are both individual cases and systemic problems,… https://t.co/Z4Ssnxs1DNThere is, disgracefully, sexual harassment and abuse across all industries. Anyone who doubted that will have learn… https://t.co/cpQLLgGLX3A short thread with some thoughts about sexual abuse, including in the aid industry. tl;dr there is a widespread pr… https://t.co/NCSv96weE3 @viewfromthecave @dalgoso Yeah I listened to a @DevEx webinar on cash transfers yesterday and then heard this news.… https://t.co/lJniR3NxrL
Retweeted by Owen BarderSaints and sinners at Oxfam from @TheEconomist https://t.co/QXZnG3OBvEPutting the bat-signal out for all behavioral scientists who want to work on humanitarian response. Come work with… https://t.co/JhzfS9Hftl
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2/15
2018
.@Open_Britain are proud to announce the launch of a new campaign to celebrate people from the UK and the EU who ha… https://t.co/t9TdgD391t
Retweeted by Owen Barder @chemikills @CGDev Yes good idea @EconMitchThe @WorldBank is making misleading claims about the Doing Business index, says @JustinSandefur https://t.co/X3VW4UkybbIn these troubling times, @Oxfam, wanted to tell I see your good work for civilians in war-torn DR Congo. https://t.co/10XRppc70x
Retweeted by Owen BarderMore aid. More Advisors. Better tax systems? Join tomorrow's side event at the 1st Global Conference of Platform fo… https://t.co/j63xuRP3Q4
Retweeted by Owen Barder @Fihi_maFihi @onthinktanks Well to my amazement, given that it was a bunch of think tankers, it was a fact free dis… https://t.co/LFnsuZPlLU
2/14
2018
Every year on this day, a wreath is laid anonymously outside the German Embassy in memory of the bombing of Dresden… https://t.co/GmNHIABcd2
Retweeted by Owen BarderAs an Egyptian classicist,I am already marginalized and/or out of serious considerations in such Eurocentric meetin… https://t.co/z6O09Bm4pE
Retweeted by Owen Barder @_alice_evans @joyportella @devex Context was humanitarian support.Have think tanks lost their credibility? @onthinktanks discussion. https://t.co/OIK11fn3yxEVENT: London education people! Don't miss @tukopamoja with @JustinSandefur talking about #WDR2018 "Learning to Rea… https://t.co/U8kClv9cPN
Retweeted by Owen Barder"In almost all cases, cash is a better way to help people than in-kind #aid" - and it's cheaper + stimulates local… https://t.co/Tm9QQRwbtI
Retweeted by Owen BarderLove @owenbarder slamming Trump's "aid in a box" ideas: "Refugees deserve better than to be patronized and given ex… https://t.co/i7aNiJqeBM
Retweeted by Owen BarderSTARTING SOON: @Adesoafrica's Deqa Saleh and @CGDev's @owenbarder bring you practical tips on #cashtransfers for cr… https://t.co/WLO0XE6fAc
Retweeted by Owen BarderJoin our event on Think Tanks and credibility on Tuesday https://t.co/PvAMpcaYY4
Retweeted by Owen Barder @onthinktanks I'm looking forward to it.My brilliant scholarly colleague @m_clem dismantles the myth that development assistance generally reduces migratio… https://t.co/48JJX4rlFMFixed your headline for you. Clearly Oxfam has questions to answer. However sexual harassment & abuse of power is f… https://t.co/Q6ks6OtgLw
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2/13
2018

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