Global Development

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#1 Nancy M. Birdsall 
Founding president Center for Global Development . Tweeting mostly on dev issues. Views are my own not necessarily (but probably) ok at
#2 Charles Kenny 
Senior Fellow Center for Global Development, columnist Businessweek and Foreign Policy, author Getting Better & The Upside of Down
#3 David Evans 
Development economist tweeting about education, health, social protection, impact evaluation, & African lit. Tukopamoja = We Are Together in Kiswahili
#4 David McKenzie 
Development Impact blogger, World Bank researcher focusing on small businesses and migration, All Blacks fan...
#5 Markus Goldstein 
development economist and dad
#6 Martin Ravallion 
Strives to use ideas, data and analysis to help fight the scourge of global poverty. More at
#7 Duncan Green 
Links/RTs from Oxfam Strategic Adviser. Usual disclaimers. New book (2016): HCH FP2P development blog
#8 Ruth Levine 
Participant-observer in the development community, impressed by arguments that use facts; all tweets personal views; RTs not endorsement. No longer .
#9 Vijaya Ramachandran 
Senior Fellow, . Private sector, Finance, Growth, Africa, Women in Economics. Views are my own.
#10 Bill Savedoff 
Eclectic economist at large (... and Sr Fellow ). Views in T's are mine; in RT's are theirs.
#11 Lee Crawfurd 
Research at and Econ PhD candidate at
#12 Karen Grepin 
The Canada Research Chair in #GlobalHealth Policy and Evaluation, Wilfrid Laurier University.
#13 Justin Sandefur 
Senior Fellow | Development economics | Global poverty & inequality | Education | Data & evaluation
#14 Michael Clemens 
Fellow +. My views only. Assoc. Editor & . Author of , coming in 2018. YouTube:
#15 Rachel Glennerster 
Development economist, researcher, ex policy maker. Tweet on translating evidence into policy, West Africa, education, governance, life.
#16 Dina D. Pomeranz 
Development economics prof , formerly | Board member | Fellow | Faculty affiliate
#17 Owen Barder 
Vice President & Europe Director . Visiting Prof at LSE. Ex No.10, Treasury & DFID. Likes economics, evidence, ending poverty, feminism, triathlon, tech.
#18 Amanda Glassman 
COO & Senior Fellow - global health policy with a focus on financing and economics. Board Tweets are personal views, RT not endorsement.
#19 Mead Over 
Senior Fellow . Interested in #globalhealth, #AIDS, health economics, impact evaluation.
#20 Makhtar Diop 
World Bank Vice President #Africa passionate about #economicdevelopment #education, #energy, #sport & opportunity for all.
#21 Max Roser 
Researcher – Follow me for data visualizations of long-term trends of living standards – mostly from my web publication:
#22 Shanta Devarajan 
Shanta Devarajan is the Senior Director for Development Economics at the World Bank
#23 Seth Berkley 
CEO of , the Vaccine Alliance. Medical doctor specializing in infectious disease epidemiology and global health.
#24 Orin Levine 
Vaccines, global health, researcher, advocate, father, husband, fly fisher. Gates Foundation Director but tweets are my own.
#25 Peter A Singer, OC 
Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada 🇨🇦. Senior Advisor to Director General. Here I speak for myself alone.
#26 Arianna Legovini 
impact evaluation research to mobilize change in development policy--healthy disregard of rules--subversion of status quo
#27 Alix Zwane 
CEO Evidence, scale, justice. Berkeley, Google, Gates, Evidence Action. YGL. Wife, mom, cook. Bench presses. High heels. Views own.
#28 Seema Jayachandran 
Development economist. Tweets mostly about economics + other social science research that catches my fancy.
#29 Tony Addison 
Chief Economist , but otherwise human. Tweeting on anything I fancy. My views (do try them for size)
#30 Matt Collin 
Development economist by day. Eccentric billionaire crime-fighter by night. Calm, collected, ginger. All views my own.
#31 Adam Wagstaff 
Economist, interested in global health, leads talented team working on human development . Tweets are personal views
#32 DFID Research 
Highlights of research, evidence, evaluations, innovation, science and technology funded by the Department for International Development #UKAid
#33 Dean Yang 
Development economist. Researcher on migration, microfinance, behavioral econ. Prof at and . Born and raised in Manila, Philippines.
#34 Tom Murphy 
Independent journalist investigating the humanitarian/aid/development industry. Former . Craft beer drinker/brewer and coffee snob.
#35 Andy Sumner 
Development Economist (kind of), King's College London & Lead of #ESRC #GCRF & Visiting Fellow & Research Associate
#36 Andrew Zeitlin 
Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
#37 Mark Suzman 
Chief Strategy Officer & President Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Tweets my own, interested in global health and development
#38 Paul Niehaus 
Co-founder @ GiveDirectly, Segovia Associate Professor @ UCSD
#39 Karthik Muralidharan 
Development Economist at UC San Diego; Focus Areas: Education, Health, Social Protection, Program Evaluation, Public Finance, Service Delivery
#40 Jim Yong Kim 
12th President of the Group. Working to end extreme poverty & boost shared prosperity. Past: pres, HIV/AIDS director, co-founder
#41 Dean Karlan 
Economics and Finance Professor, Northwestern University; President and Founder, Innovations for Poverty Action; co-Founder, stickK; co-Founder, ImpactMatters
#42 Todd Moss 
By day, energy & Africa . Board . Former . Pre-dawn, diplo-thriller writer. 🇺🇸🇿🇼🇳🇬🇬🇭
#43 Kevin Watkins 
CEO at Save the Children in the UK - all views my own.
#44 Mushfiq Mobarak 
Development Economist at Yale
#45 Ana Revenga 
Former Deputy Chief Economist, World Bank Group. Former Senior Director for Poverty & Equity, World Bank Group. Adjunct Lecturer, Brown University.
#46 Victoria Fan 
Assistant Professor . Fellow . Health economics #globalhealth #India #China #Pacific. Views my own. RT≠endorsement
#47 Florence Kondylis 
back-of-the-envelope game changer / eater / runner / parent
#48 Michael Anderson 
Visiting Fellow After Brexit, finance, evaluation, global health, climate change. Ex lawyer, ex DFID, ex CIFF. Fan of
#49 Laurence Chandy 
Director, Data, Research & Policy at UNICEF
#50 Bilal Siddiqi 
Development economist with penchant for law, institutions, conflict. I like to randomize things.