Owen Barder

Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development

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Owen Barder is a development economist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC, and leads a team at Development Initiatives, a British non-governmental organization that works to make international aid more transparent and accountable. Mr. Barder previously served as an economics aide to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and served in a number of other senior roles in the British civil service, including in the Treasury, Cabinet Office and Department for International Development, where he was head of Africa Policy, Director of Communications, and Director of Global Development Effectiveness and International Finance, respectively. Mr. Barder has also worked in the South African Treasury, where he focused on budget issues with former South African Treasury Minister Trevor Manuel. He was also a visiting scholar in the Economics Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Barder writes about development issues at www.owen.org/blog and hosts the Development Drums podcast.

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