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Owen Barder @owenbarder Somewhere in Europe, mostly

Senior Fellow & Director for Europe at @CGDev. Economist. ex Treasury, DFID, No.10. Passionate about fighting poverty. Views my own.

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Very excited to be starting work as the lead author for the UNSG's expert group on the data revolution. More soon! http://t.co/zEj4k44x9t
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Mutelbile always been a stand-out. RT @alanbeattie: Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile is a total dude, & surely right here http://t.co/Mt5pam5sBR
Retweeted by Owen Barder@mngreenall that sounds very goodWhy introverts are better leaders. https://t.co/O5xvUWb3Gc@hmryder Though cash transfers might nontheless be a better use of aid (eg if we don't know how to use aid to increase manufacturing) ...@hmryder Right.Growth of Bangladesh garment industry may have bigger impact on schooling for girls than conditional cash transfers http://t.co/j2YBi6Il5UA few pioneering businesses are developing "sustainability policies" worthy of the name http://t.co/ljFGDZsGD7 http://t.co/DCabi9Fp3o
Retweeted by Owen Barder@doaneatlarge do you have a proposed replacement? What's the shortlist?Scaling up - creating a school of fish, not a whale. From @SSIReview http://t.co/CesSYoxceAIn which @doaneatlarge says the term "development" is no longer fit for purpose (which would be a problem for CGD!) http://t.co/FAlVAsLtGn
.@owenbarder Curious. That article doesn't say whether she's a mother. Surely that's salient. No wonder it wasn't reported in the @Telegraph
Retweeted by Owen Barder@carolinefiennes "preferred candidate" https://t.co/XHf3PQ2r6nI hope Alison Evans can make @icai_uk as effective at holding government to account as Andrew Dilnot and the UK Statistics Authority.Here is @pollytoynbee on good form on how the media try to stigmatise abortion: http://t.co/6JUX6G3xqmIncredible. From today's Sunday Telegraph. RT @EverydaySexism: This is 2014 https://t.co/waI2RJUiji via @wvhtlucy
well this is big, brilliant news: new evidence of structural change suggests africa's growth miracle is for real http://t.co/becm3jxuLj
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe UN's data revolution now has a politburo: http://t.co/jQQvZ26NJR Nice to see @rakeshrajani & S. Badiee of @OpenDataWatch included.
Retweeted by Owen BarderNew @ICTDTax government revenue dataset: access to beta version, working papers and launch event info http://t.co/JR2snGXq9r
Retweeted by Owen BarderMonday - our director @kwatkinsodi presents joint think tanks' findings on #EU & #GlobalDev to Euro MPs in #Brussels http://t.co/jXA8Y3fKX9
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If we shy away from sex we're letting young people down. My thoughts are up on @HuffingtonPost http://t.co/YI2Dx08fys @NSPCC @BrookCharity
Retweeted by Owen BarderListen to our latest #podcast on life in #Mali, a year on from presidential elections http://t.co/FXHFJlHiAJ
Retweeted by Owen BarderSo proud of Oxfam's humanitarian heroes helping those caught up in the crises in South Sudan, Syria, Gaza, and wherever they are needed.
Retweeted by Owen BarderA year ago, the UK parliament chose not to intervene in Syria. Here is what I said then: https://t.co/n0C9cJCrMoThe second of two identical databases on the same hard drive is called a "copy" not a "backup". http://t.co/My7VfmPnhb
Retweeted by Owen BarderConstructive response to 12 Principles for payment by results from@billsavedoff @ritaperakis @theobot1000 @owenbarder http://t.co/gZ7OVg7LFd
Retweeted by Owen BarderUsing satellite data to target direct cash transfers to the extremely poor http://t.co/J3zuuQYAXu cc @fp2p @owenbarder @hereissimone
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I find it hard to take seriously an article which claims (of UK aid to India) the "aid budget has fallen four-fold" http://t.co/QK1Eep1RsMAn alternative to Dercon & @paulclist's 12 principles for Payment by Results from @owenbarder @billsavedoff et al: http://t.co/Ho2i4vYcV6
Retweeted by Owen BarderOur Collective Interest: Why Europe’s problems need global solutions & world problems need European action http://t.co/MIglIcGe1l #GlobalDev
Retweeted by Owen BarderIn which we respectfully offer slightly different principles for Payment By Results in aid http://t.co/W7WxHlYpk3This is the UN camp in Malakal. Oxfam has helped bring clean water, sanitation, food to nearly 300k people in S Sudan http://t.co/2HwfU7J9hA
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12 Principles for payment by results in the real world - blog post by @billsavedoff @ritaperakis @theobot1000 and me http://t.co/W7WxHlYpk3@JLcustserv Your colleague Simon Moody has sorted me out. Thanks.Fingers crossed we may move to a new office in a few weeks. Does anyone have any boardroom chairs or other furniture we could have? #charity@alexevansuk you cannot be seriously claiming that the food is better in St Ives than in Delhi?@alexevansuk why not to Delhi?Good piece by @michelawrong on Somaliland & the crucial - yet threatened - money-transfer business http://t.co/srgaaVlR9r
Retweeted by Owen BarderInterestingly unenthusiastic interview. Future of USAID’s Global Development Lab? Interview with Alex Dehgan http://t.co/oCdei2JUgX
Retweeted by Owen Barder@CainTess I did, but I couldn't find a letter for a Trustee of an English charity (not UK, I have now learned, as Scotland is different).@JolyonMaugham I think you are right. But it feels to me as if it would be good practice to issue them a letter of appointment.@martinb9999 I do indeed mean a charity in England. #WhoKnewDoes anyone have a model letter of appointment of a trustee of a UK charity? I've Googled and not found anything. #CouldPayALawyer
@JieShengLi Yes - I've been vegetarian for thirty years. That is a lot of water saved!@JieShengLi well I think they should anyway, irrespective of the environmental impact.
You would save more water by replacing a pound of beef with plant foods than you would by not showering for 6 months. http://t.co/WWc5Eca1GH
Prize for #Ebola drug dev't? Or purchase guarantee or AMC? @owenbarder et al pls weigh in. Ebolanomics http://t.co/U1eC4xbtFw via @newyorker
Retweeted by Owen Barder@kwatkinsodi Well I for one found it helpful to see data on how much marriage is going on below the legal age.
@kwatkinsodi I don't read the blog post as suggesting that anyone said otherwise.Did you miss the #OECDGFD? No worry, here is the summary http://t.co/K2puGTtDZq with inputs from @owenbarder @GRAglobalgood @RAMashelkar_GRA
Retweeted by Owen Barder@owenbarder @aidthoughts definitely tallies with our child marriage qual findings for Uganda, Viet Nam and Ethiopia @GirlsNotBrides
Retweeted by Owen BarderAre the laws on minimum age of marriage effective? @aidthoughts & @theobot1000 have data: http://t.co/oPmrtmdRDx"food aid, on average, increases both the incidence and the duration of civil conflict" @EconBizFin http://t.co/vxRBZQf6RH@hmryder is that your "lean back" strategy?Should English courts make Ukraine honour Yanukovych's $3 billion debt to Russia? http://t.co/YKAeGR9hld (see also http://t.co/CdaiRdEp00)Who has beheaded 19 people since August 4th? Saudi Arabia. One for alleged sorcery. http://t.co/DEHlBUKlRt
UK Gov’t unveils project-level #transparency law for oil & mining firms – rejects industry call for exemptions: http://t.co/uP4AGnEC6F
Retweeted by Owen BarderDo. Not. EVER. Compare. Stocks. And Flows. #HULKSMASH. https://t.co/4I2nMQNppQ
Retweeted by Owen Barder@alexevansuk you are very kind.Whenever people ask me if aid really works I refer them to this by @owenbarder: http://t.co/nH5WgM6hCN
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H&M representative at SIDA meeting talking about "sustainable fashion" #oxymoron #actorsforchangeErastus Mwencha emphasises regional integration as a driver of growth in Africa. #actorsforchangeThe AU Deputy Chair, Mwencha, talking about progress in Africa. #actorsforchange http://t.co/p0WVl2MR6iThis morning's seminar is now live on http://t.co/FqHlDHnz4h If you want to comment or post questions, use #actorsforchange or DM us.
Retweeted by Owen Barderlooking forward to frank conversation today with SIDA management and other senior Swedish officials #actorsforchange http://t.co/uzja3KNk37
If you are interested in shared global prosperity, read this apocalyptic @paulmasonnews article: http://t.co/IlRb9esFBC (via @alanbeattie)I like this on why it is not helpful to think of aid work as 'heroic' http://t.co/q7fPbZU7Zd
Prime Minister rebuked over job claim: Guardian story on @UKStatsAuth letter to me: http://t.co/uNKuZXDPrn
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe @UKStatsAuth tells PM his claim most 'new jobs' go to UK citizens doesn't make any sense and isn't based on fact http://t.co/SyAG8f7sWl
Retweeted by Owen Barder@colinwforster I would distinguish between future people who will exist (to whom we have obligations) from future people who could exist.@richard_devex It is indeed rather depressing.@richard_devex Thanks Richard. I've sort of blogged it here: http://t.co/XtTOjjY6qFWhy are we making such slow progress on reducing maternal mortality? Here is Faustina Fynn-Nyame of @MarieStopes http://t.co/xwaMYZil9HAnother "unique moment in history" for eliminating poverty, this time from @Winnie_Byanyima https://t.co/ytRP5OTvQB"Security in Africa will not be achieved by giving more power and money to African military forces" http://t.co/6nrpCYmKoSIn 2012, 410 people were killed by US law enforcement officers on duty. In UK: 1 person. Stat from @charlesjkenny http://t.co/HHrvBLSah4@AlexJPerkin well spotted. I've added it to the list. Thanks."Goal-setting is a poor methodology for elaborating an international agenda." Fukuda-Parr & Ely Yamin via @fp2p http://t.co/a75ENhuiMhIn which @SolheimDAC of the @OECDdev DAC joins those who say we are the first generation which can end poverty: http://t.co/XtTOjjY6qF.@CGDev is searching for a Senior Director of Communications & Policy Outreach! Details & application instructions: http://t.co/7jfETjFzny
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RT @SwahiliStreet: @owenbarder Ending poverty https://t.co/TJWhi0uN2J < Good spot. Added to the list here: http://t.co/XtTOjjY6qFODI marks World Humanitarian Day w book launch on rising dangers for humanitarian workers. http://t.co/DUOttoqaq6 (from @odi_development)
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@aidthoughts seen one fjord you've seen them alljust listened to @owenbarder podcast on Complexity http://t.co/ccompPRJdt but found myself siding more w/ Stefan Dercon than @benramalingam
Retweeted by Owen BarderFantastic spread on corruption in the @ft Follow the money: http://t.co/B4fggCMJjP
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@WeTweetHistory @owenbarder This is a thoroughly debunked photo: http://t.co/pHXadD3lY1
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@ScepSec I am sorry. It wasn't meant to be rude.
What happened when Delhi administrators offered a bounty for dead cobras? Snake farming ... http://t.co/RPBdwzlixi@mngreenall thanks. Much appreciated.@mngreenall @ScepSec I don't have a problem with +good+ ideologies!@ScepSec A large proportion of the world's evil is done in the name of religion. That seems to me an important consideration.@ScepSec How's that working out for us so far?Ronald Reagan was the last US President not to drop bombs on Iraq, @Freedland points out: http://t.co/wQl6ezhtgzOn the whole we should discourage people from doing things which they think they have been told to do by an invisible friend.Very stretched with Gaza, N Iraq, Syria, S Sudan, CAR and Somalia. children need your support more than ever please http://t.co/20EeRYgWbw
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I dropped my wallet on the street in London. A man came round this evening with his two sons to return it, affirming my faith in humanity."Snakes on a logframe" - thoughts on the cobra effect from @theobot1000 and me: http://t.co/RPBdwzlixiDepressing article about how Ghana is dealing with oil revenues http://t.co/ZcAjGBDKTRIDS job: Director of Communications and Impact http://t.co/WhoFvDwDt5
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