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Owen Barder @owenbarder Somewhere in Europe, mostly

Senior Fellow at @CGDev. Visiting Prof at LSE. Ex No.10, Treasury & DFID. Likes: economics, science, evidence, running. Dislikes: poverty, injustice, sexism.

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OGP’s role in turning Addis + SDG aspiration into action @owenbarder @alexevansuk @mbgoodman @rakeshrajani @gobrep
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Kenyans tell America "clean your house first" via @BBCNews
Professor in Practice @owenbarder reflects on the 2015 Financing Development Conference & what needs to come from it:
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DFID’s “Energy Africa” Campaign Launch: Three Fast Facts, One Bad Idea, and at Least One Way Forward
How the US could do more to promote development through economic transparency
OK so now #FFD is over let's turn to implementation & seriously consider how the @opengovpart action plan process can help cc @owenbarder
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@Global_ErinH definitely not!CGD’s @owenbarder lays out four recommendations for the next US Pres to promote economic transparency #WhiteHouseDev
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*EXCITED* to launch Follow the Money. Stories of anti-corruption & transparency -->
Retweeted by Owen BarderWarped incentives in the humanitarian sector: Aid chiefs are rewarded for growth in their own agencies - @SaraPantuliano #HIP2015
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Come work for us! J-PAL and its partner organizations are currently hiring for 126 positions in 19 countries
Retweeted by Owen BarderMinor but vital policy fix: Stop fining ships who arrive with stowaways. Ugly incentives... eg 2 Tanzanians thrown overboard in NYT story.
Retweeted by Owen BarderThe Financing for Development conference was a good first step: it must not be the last word. #FFD3"The Addis Ababa Voluntary Action Agenda" by @aidtransparency @RupertSimons
@JudithFreedman Take a look at - a good first step, but a terrible last word, for 2015. My reflections in a new blog post: day after Addis #ffd3. Interesting @alexevansuk on how to move to concrete action in New York and after.
Retweeted by Owen BarderI agree with @jmackieecdpm on the Post 2015 paradigm shift is the inaugural Director of the IGA, joining LSE from @EBRD
Retweeted by Owen BarderI like this by @OwenJones84 on the casual bigotry of Prince Philip. (My view on monarchy: fruits of Addis: @DFID_UK has invested £735m in @CDCgroup - first capital increase in 20 years. I'd tell you to read @owenbarder and remind yourself how many others have thought they can do the same
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"A carbon price...needs to the heart of any future discussion of dev finance." via @owenbarder in Addis
Retweeted by Owen BarderHere is the smartest thing you are likely to read about Financing for Development, by @alexevansuk #FFD3Good summary from @ODIdev of the Financing For Development outcome. #FFD3@nboserup not yet, as far as I know
#FFD3 is a major step towards eradicating extreme poverty that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago
Retweeted by Owen BarderTeam UK with the fabulous #ffd3 co-facilitators @DFID_UK @UKUN_NewYork @GeirOPedersen
Retweeted by Owen Barder@SimonMaxwell001 @icai_uk they are not meant to focus on 'spending' at all, are they? I thought their focus was on impact? (clue in name)The Addis Ababa Action Agenda has been agreed tonight. It is a good first step, but would be a terrible last word, on 2015. #FFD3On the #DATARevolution do as donors say, not as they do. & developmement overstatement of the day #ffd3 "MNCs are not paying taxes anywhere" (see:
Retweeted by Owen BarderHey, what if the people who sent a machine 9 billion miles to fly by an icy rock are right about climate?
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Retweeted by Owen Barder@nickcran Absence of FX controls is necessary but not sufficient ....@AlterIgoe Yep: CBDR and MOI both sorted. Though nothing is agreed until everything is ...Only outstanding issue on the draft Addis Ababa Action Agenda is the role & composition of UN tax committee. #FFD3'The message from developing countries: we want trade, not aid,' reports @owenbarder from Addis
Retweeted by Owen Barder@ciffmichael hah! You are welcome. My modest contribution to the data revolution.Big kudos to CIFF and @ciffmichael for this announcement, and for their leadership on the #DATARevolution Addis, @ciffmichael announced that CIFF is joining IATI. (I think that is a new announcement?)@samwgardner Right. I see it as a technical Trojan Horse. Is that bad?Platitudes about the importance of good data would be more convincing if these governments made their own data public. #DATARevolution #FFD3My take on the first two days of the UN Financing for Development conference - in a 9 minute video podcast one issue outstanding in the negotiations for the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Here is my take on FFD3 so far
A video podcast from Addis Ababa from @cgdev Rainmakers in Addis - an update from Day 2 of Financing for Development #FFD3 don't spoil my anthropomorphising (?) of governments. Cute, grumpy, fey, gregarious, etc...
Retweeted by Owen Barder@ShoKon :-) I'm not sure I would call this particular government "cute" but they seem pretty driven on their economic vision.My postcard from Addis: NGOs invent a pot of gold? (No.)
Retweeted by Owen Barder@owenbarder I've counted twelve "we can be the first generation to..." plenary statements so far. And it's only day 2 of #FFD3
Retweeted by Owen BarderRecording the latest @CGDev #podcast from a rooftop in #Addis. Update on #FFD3 frm @owenbarder coming soon!
Retweeted by Owen BarderChange in trade policy of rich countries hv much bigger potential to unlock funds 4 poor than #PPS or innov finance mechs- @owenbarder #FFD3
Retweeted by Owen BarderFull house @CGDev at #Addis thx @ebrdsuma @opicgov @TomicahTD @owenbarder @savechildrenuk for 5 Big Ideas on #FFD!
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Exactly thirty years since Live Aid, here is what Korem, in Ethiopia, looks like today. arrggh. Sorry. Ethiopian telecoms not great. Can you call me on Skype?Addis @ffd3 will succeed if it unlocks wealth tied up by policies & behaviour that distort global economy @owenbarder
Retweeted by Owen BarderPlenary Esther Duflo #iHEA2015. Food basket versus cash: cash has as much or more impact on food consumption; cash is more cost-effective.
Retweeted by Owen BarderEuroSummit has unanimously reached agreement. All ready to go for ESM programme for #Greece with serious reforms & financial support
Retweeted by Owen BarderI'm in Ethiopia, thirty years to the day since Live Aid. @BBCAndrewH looks at how Ethiopia has changed negotiators have three sticky issues to sort out to finalise the Addis Ababa Action Agenda #FFD3 (word doc)How much is corporate tax dodging really costing developing countries? @MForstater looks at the numbers: dinner with @m2pham @owenbarder @dpaulobrien @mcarthur @faizashaheen @elledodd @eloisetodd and others tonite, thanks @alexevansuk
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In 2012, Mr Cameron said developed world should "get our own house in order". Now the UK leads a race to the bottom @JoshuaCPowell What to expect from the Addis Ababa #FFD conference - great thoughts from @owenbarder
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@DavidArcherAA very drole.Disgraceful hyperbole in IFI announcement: increasing lending from $127bn to $133bn a year #FFD3 (h/t @charlesjkenny)@leobarasi in addis tomorrow onwards.Matching IFI spirit: my commitment to help meet SDGs: 2016-19 I will produce 5% more verbiage on development.* *no guarantee of impact.
Retweeted by Owen Barder"USAID steps forward on aid transparency". Kudos to @usaid"Using aid to catalyse private investment: rhetoric vs reality" by @carterpaddy at @odidev we the first generation that can end poverty? We are certainly not the first to aspire to do so.
U.S. Lawmakers Express Skepticism At Shifting International Food Aid System From Goods To Cash @KaiserFamFound
Retweeted by Owen BarderBIG NEWS: International Financial Institutions pledge $400 billion to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals.
Retweeted by Owen BarderLove the fact that @owenbarder can even get 'running' into his article about #FFD3 ( good article by the way! )
Retweeted by Owen Barder"The data revolution is turning into a data disappointment" say @aidtransparency #FFD3 #opendata"Developing countries would rather have jobs than aid" - some background on #FFD3 in @GuardianGDP to expect from #FFD3 in Addis next week. My rather jaundiced views in @GuardianGDP"We can be the first generation that ends poverty", says Ban Ki-Moon. He is not the first ... (via @ianbirrell)@ianbirrell just seen your previous tweet. Thanks - I'll add it to the list.@ianbirrell Do we have a new one? I'm always keen to keep up to date ...My social media feed is now crowded with Brit lefties saying they're for an OUT vote in the coming UK referendum. *slow hand clap Schäuble*
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Why Nasdaq Is Betting On Bitcoin’s Blockchain
Retweeted by Owen Barder"You likely have to get management approval for a $500 expense ... but you can call a 1 hour meeting with 20 people and no one notices."
Retweeted by Owen BarderImpressed by @GlobalIntegrity new strategy - they are focusing on adaptive learning for better governance's #climate insurance scheme ARC expands, eyes aid agency clients #insurance
Retweeted by Owen BarderNot cool, @TomTom. Teklehaimanot, from Eritrea, takes the polka dot jersey in the Tour de France. @rosshawkins I expect the Daily Mail will print it.@Sarahlasuisse When you decide to go walking, let me know and I'll connect you with a friend who can give you great advice on where/how.Did you know that the Red Cross used cash transfers instead of in-kind donations in the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian war? #HumanitarianCashI can't wait to be in Addis Ababa next week. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.On the agenda for @dfid_uk set out last week by @JustineGreening - in which I welcome "new wine in a new bottle" water wars are kicking off. (California Edition) #climatechange #resourcescarcity to open governance - excited to have the new @GlobalIntegrity strategy in place - now for action! #opengov
Retweeted by Owen BarderWorth 51 seconds of your time. Development ≠ aid. emergency services to adopt single open standard for data sharing - > technical but potentially important news
Retweeted by Owen BarderMy main geeky ask for #FFD3 in Addis: change the ODA definition so that aid only counts as ODA if the details are published through #IATI.@Claudie_L @charlesjkenny
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