Global Development

Thought leaders

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#1 Justin Sandefur 
Senior Fellow | Development economics | Global poverty & inequality | Education | Data & evaluation
85.2
#2 Owen Barder 
Vice President & Europe Director . Visiting Prof at LSE. Ex No.10, Treasury & DFID. Likes economics, evidence, ending poverty, feminism, triathlon, tech.
77.6
#3 Dina D. Pomeranz 
Development economics prof , formerly | Board member | Fellow | Faculty affiliate
76.2
#4 Nancy M. Birdsall 
Founding president Center for Global Development . Tweeting mostly on dev issues. Views are my own not necessarily (but probably) ok at
86.8
#5 Charles Kenny 
Senior Fellow Center for Global Development, columnist Businessweek and Foreign Policy, author Getting Better & The Upside of Down
71.7
#6 Amanda Glassman 
COO & Senior Fellow - global health policy with a focus on financing and economics. Board Tweets are personal views, RT not endorsement.
66.3
#7 David Evans 
Development economist tweeting about education, health, social protection, impact evaluation, & African lit. Tukopamoja = We Are Together in Kiswahili
63.8
#8 David McKenzie 
Development Impact blogger, World Bank researcher focusing on small businesses and migration, All Blacks fan...
70.4
#9 Duncan Green 
Links/RTs from Oxfam Strategic Adviser. Usual disclaimers. New book (2016): HCH FP2P development blog
53.6
#10 Shanta Devarajan 
Shanta Devarajan is the Senior Director for Development Economics at the World Bank
67.1
#11 Rachel Glennerster 
I run RCTs, coauthored a practical guide to RCTs, and translate research for policy makers. Tweets are my own.
58.1
#12 Vijaya Ramachandran 
Senior Fellow, . Private sector, finance, growth, transparency, Africa. Views are my own.
49.5
#13 Markus Goldstein 
development economist and dad
48.9
#14 Bill Gates 
Sharing things I'm learning through my foundation work and other interests...
99.1
#15 Ruth Levine 
Participant-observer in the development community, impressed by arguments that use facts; all tweets personal views; RTs not endorsement. No longer .
47.7
#16 Makhtar Diop 
World Bank Vice President #Africa passionate about #economicdevelopment #education, #energy, #sport & opportunity for all.
40.3
#17 Tom Murphy 
Journalist at . Investigating the humanitarian/aid/development industry. Craft beer drinker/brewer, coffee snob, and Chelsea FC & NY sports fan
39.3
#18 Seth Berkley 
CEO of , the Vaccine Alliance. Medical doctor specializing in infectious disease epidemiology and global health.
38.0
#19 Martin Ravallion 
Strives to use ideas, data and analysis to help fight the scourge of global poverty. More at
52.4
#20 Dean Karlan 
Economics Professor, Yale University; President and Founder, Innovations for Poverty Action; co-Founder, stickK; co-Founder, ImpactMatters
76.5
#21 Karen Grepin 
Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Wilfrid Laurier University: #globalhealth #maternalhealth #healtheconomics & the occasional bowl of ramen
36.5
#22 Matt Collin 
Development economist by day. Eccentric billionaire crime-fighter by night. Calm, collected, ginger. All views my own.
36.8
#23 Tony Addison 
Chief Economist , but otherwise human. Tweeting on anything I fancy. Tweets my own. εἰρωνεία alert
40.0
#24 Michael Anderson 
Visiting Fellow After Brexit, finance, evaluation, global health, climate change. Ex lawyer, ex DFID, ex CIFF. Fan of
49.2
#25 Lee Crawfurd 
Research at and Econ PhD candidate at
39.2
#26 Calestous Juma 
#Science #Technology #Innovation #Development #Africa | Professor
36.2
#27 Jim Yong Kim 
12th President of the Group. Working to end extreme poverty & boost shared prosperity. Past: pres, HIV/AIDS director, co-founder
36.0
#28 Bill Savedoff 
Eclectic economist at large (... and Sr Fellow ). Views in T's are mine; in RT's are theirs.
32.6
#29 Todd Moss 
By day, energy & Africa . Board . Former . Pre-dawn, Ryker diplo-thriller series
50.4
#30 Paul Niehaus 
Co-founder @ GiveDirectly, Segovia; Associate Professor @ UCSD.
43.4
#31 Helen Clark 
I'm former Prime Minister of #NewZealand & former Administrator: passionate about human #development world-wide.
31.8
#32 Paul Romer 
Chief Economist, World Bank
53.6
#33 Michael Clemens 
Fellow +. My views only. Assoc. Editor & World Development. Author of , coming in 2018. YouTube:
97.8
#34 Raj Shah 
President of . Fellow & . Former Administrator . Proud father of 3
65.7
#35 Sue Desmond-Hellmann 
CEO of , MD, MPH
34.1
#36 Arianna Legovini 
impact evaluation research to mobilize change in development policy--healthy disregard of rules--subversion of status quo
32.4
#37 Karthik Muralidharan 
Development Economist at UC San Diego; Focus Areas: Education, Health, Social Protection, Program Evaluation, Public Finance, Service Delivery
44.7
#38 DFID Research 
Highlights of research, evidence, evaluations, innovation, science and technology funded by the Department for International Development
33.5
#39 Andrew Zeitlin 
Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
35.4
#40 Tedros Adhanom 
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization
28.7
#41 Jeffrey D. Sachs 
Director of the and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network ()
60.1
#42 Alix Zwane 
CEO Evidence, scale, justice. Berkeley, Google, Gates, Evidence Action. YGL. Wife, mom, cook. Bench presses. High heels. Views own.
34.0
#43 Paul Kagame 
President of the Republic of Rwanda, write to: [email protected]
36.6
#44 Mead Over 
Senior Fellow . Interested in #globalhealth, #AIDS, health economics, impact evaluation.
26.9
#45 Peter A Singer, OC 
Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada 🇨🇦. Here I speak for myself alone.
26.5
#46 Melinda Gates 
Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, businesswoman, and mother. Dedicated to helping all people lead healthy, productive lives.
62.6
#47 Mark Lowcock 
Incoming head of . Former Permanent Secretary at . RTs are not necessarily endorsements.
28.8
#48 Mushfiq Mobarak 
Development Economist at Yale
30.2
#49 Finn Tarp UNU-WIDER 
Danish Professor of Development Economics and Director of , Helsinki, Finland. #StockholmStatement
25.2
#50 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala 
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Senior Advisor ; Board Chair ; Board Member & former Nigerian Minister of Finance
28.7