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Owen Barder
Works at Center for Global Development
Attended New College, Oxford
Lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Development economist, runner, cyclist, geek
Introduction

Owen Barder is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC.  He is also an Associate of the UK Institute for Government.

Owen was previously the Director of aidinfo – a programme of Development Initiatives which aims to make aid more transparent and accountable.

Owen was previously a British civil servant in a career spanning more than 20 years. He worked in H M Treasury, the office of the Prime Minister, and the UK Department for International Development.  He has been the private secretary to the Prime Minister and to two Chancellors of the Exchequer.  He also took breaks from the civil service to work in the South African Treasury, the Center for Global Development and to be a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.  He has been on the board of several NGOs.

Owen blogs about development and presents Development Drums, a podcast on development issues.

Education
  • New College, Oxford
    PPE, 1985 - 1988
  • London School of Economics
    Economics, 1990 - 1991
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Male
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Occupation
Development Economist
Employment
  • Center for Global Development
    Europe Director & Senor Fellow, 2011 - present
  • Department for International Development
    Director of Global Development Effectiveness & International Finance, 2006 - 2008
  • Development Initiatives
    Director of aidinfo, 2008 - 2010
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Currently
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Previously
Pretoria, South Africa - London, England - Washington DC - Lagos, Nigeria - Warsaw, Poland - Moscow, Russia - Canberra, Australia - Kingston, Ontario - New York, NY