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Hannah Ryder

Hannah Ryder, Team Leader for Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

I support the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, to co-chair the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, which was set up in June 2012. The partnership aims to make aid, and other policies and finance from countries like the UK - such as trade, investment, remittances and technology - deliver as much poverty reduction in developing countries as possible. I’m an economist by training, and I used to be a Climate Change Negotiator. I am also a co-author of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and a winner of the 2012 Observer’s Ethical Award for this blog. If you like my blog posts, do also follow me on Twitter - @hmryder.

Match-making in a changing climate

It's a big week of change for DFID this week. Despite apparently being in the "sexiest" department in Whitehall (according to the London Evening Standard at least!) we're all actually reeling from the news that our fantastic Permanent Secretary Minouche Shafik …

The power of pictures in cooking and economics

One of last week's editions of the Financial Times featured an article by John Kay, a top UK economist, saying that "clarity of thought and clarity of expression tend to go together". And he's right – presenting complexity in a …

Motorbikes, Mercedes and low-carbon choices

I've been working with two of our Asian country offices this week – Vietnam and Indonesia – helping them focus their programmes on low-carbon and climate-resilient growth. Travelling back and forth to the offices, I've noticed some sharp contrasts between …