One of my blog posts (with Kim Elliott) ended up on the desk of (then) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as revealed in the latest batch of published emails.
Email to Hillary Clinton

I am not sure if you can call this influence, since we didn’t manage to get the policy agreed (yet).

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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