Nancy has her Global Development Wish List, the Global Health team has their Top 10 blogs – and this year we present our Tweets of the Year.
There’s no magic formula (or regression), this is simply an assortment of tweets that made CGDers think, laugh, retweet, share, or laugh some more. You’ll see that our selections come from CGDers, friends, colleagues, and tweeters we’ve yet to meet.
Please help us round out our collection by proposing your own Tweets of the Year in the comments below.
The time when Todd compared his new fridge to energy consumption in Africa:
Outsized US energy consumption in one chart: @toddjmoss’s fridge vs. per capita consumption in Power Africa countries http://t.co/qtBIwMWjBP— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) September 19, 2013
After seeing this graph, you’ll never look at your refrigerator the same way again: http://t.co/C7j5Lf0T4o— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) September 18, 2013
The time Bill Gates said hello to Charles and Todd:
I disagree with first ½ of the headline here, but I like @charlesjkenny’s thinking about effective aid: http://t.co/lR1w2eQoxl— Bill Gates (@BillGates) October 22, 2013
#Africa will need much more energy by 2030. It’s hard to estimate precisely, but the gap is “massive”: http://t.co/GDg5cpzSly— Bill Gates (@BillGates) October 24, 2013
When Jonah Busch nodded at Bill Savedoff:
.@billsavedoff at #OsloREDDX on paying for both inputs and results: "I'd rather pay twice and get something than pay once and get nothing."— Jonah Busch (@jonahbusch) October 30, 2013
The time we got a happy nod from a CGD alum:
No better way to start my day than to load NYTimes.com and see a story on #CODAid looking back at me. http://nyti.ms/fLwTna @NancyMBirdsall— Wren Elhai (@welhai) March 15, 2011
The time when Shanta and the Tax Justice Network discussed #oil2cash:
Case for #oil2cash?@TaxJusticeNet: IMF paper on 'no taxation without representation' aspect of Resource Curse http://t.co/mAXbv4YbwF— Shanta Devarajan (@Shanta_WB) August 29, 2013
The time we started asking to #unleashOPIC
How to #unleashOPIC in 5 budget-neutral steps: http://t.co/pd5VrFdD3G— Beth Schwanke (@b_schwanke) August 21, 2013
5 budget-neutral steps to #unleashOPIC to do more for developing countries http://t.co/R9eL8165aX http://t.co/XRj8bzRx6Q @opicgov— Ben Leo (@Leo_Benjamin) October 4, 2013
RT @CGDev: It’s time to #unleashOPIC! Four ways that strengthening @opicgov is good for global development http://t.co/vJ2HNILTUX— OPIC.gov (@opicgov) August 28, 2013
Owen’s succinct, sharp observations:
Half of Americans would cut food aid to starving foreigners http://t.co/NGnwcdwqer via @cblatts < so much for "all created equal"— Owen Barder (@owenbarder) November 21, 2013
I really hate the "raising a child" metaphor for development cooperation.— Owen Barder (@owenbarder) November 11, 2013
Good morning America. Congratulations on having development friendly trade policies. But environment: not so much pic.twitter.com/ms1Inyx5zS— Owen Barder (@owenbarder) November 18, 2013
The time Nancy said no way to Jakub Grygie:
There’s no such thing as a global citizen, says Jakub Grygie http://t.co/fIHZrSwRWC @nancymbirdsall thinks he's wrong http://t.co/kbmf1t83rE— Tom Murphy (@viewfromthecave) December 12, 2013
/@nancymbirdsall takes hammer + tongs to a @washingtonpost op-ed titled “There’s No Such Thing as a Global Citizen.” http://t.co/nPPEQdT4pT— CGD (@CGDev) December 18, 2013
That time when @JustinSandefur and @M_Clem took on Paul Collier’s Exodus:
'Mortally wounded by incoherence, overconfident leaps to baseless conclusions.' @m_clem, @JustinSandefur on P.Collier http://t.co/ywBlIktcUX— Duncan Green (@fp2p) December 17, 2013
Restricting immigration: strip away the bad data, & you're left with cultural chauvinism. @m_clem on Paul Collier http://t.co/YVNSBLG16C— Michael Paarlberg (@MPaarlberg) December 23, 2013
And some helpful lists and tips from the CGD family:
A list of 27 migration researchers on Twitter http://t.co/fTFLdeWxRy by @jorgencarling— Michael Clemens (@m_clem) December 26, 2013
Why South Sudan has exploded in violence http://t.co/1JwcICuHHl— Chris Blattman (@cblatts) December 26, 2013
Glenn Beck's is the best: http://t.co/gpWKeDFkgv— Francis Fukuyama (@FukuyamaFrancis) December 23, 2013
very nice piece by @milanv on relationship between economics and electoral outcomes in India: http://t.co/3nGiHaUgRC— arvind subramanian (@arvindsubraman) December 20, 2013
If Economists Wrote Christmas Cards - Atlantic Mobile http://t.co/PYbO49w1Ae— Amanda Glassman (@glassmanamanda) December 19, 2013
Happy holidays from CGD!
This is @CGDev. I'm so proud to work with these five-star people. Wishing you a good new year. pic.twitter.com/Ly0iCXN760— Michael Clemens (@m_clem) December 23, 2013
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