I am sitting at Heathrow airport, on my way to Ethiopia.

It is a big change to move away from home for 3 years.  I am excited, as I love Ethiopia; but I am also a bit apprehensive about how much our lives will change.

Published by Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and

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  1. Good luck in Ethiopia: and don’t work too hard (either of you!). It’s natural to be a bit apprehensive at the outset: real stars always experience stage fright before going on stage.

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