Crossposted from our sister-site Interpreting the aid review.

  • We are blogging on for another few weeks. We are always on the look out for content, so if you have any views on the future policy direction of Australia's aid program (or something to share with readers) send it through.
  • The World Bank and the IMF met in Washington last week. Why don't we care anymore?
  • India's sex ratio: where have all the girls gone? A cultural preference for sons and the increasing availability of prenatal screening have helped contribute to a worsening in India's sex ratio. 
  • Such imbalances are not confined to India. Last year the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences warned that by 2020 one in five young Chinese men would be unable to find a bride because of the dearth of young women.
  • Amnesty International analyses the human costs of the 'social media revolution'.
  • USAID head Rajiv Shah has warned congress that at least 70,000 children around the world could die if funding for USAID's global health programs were to be cut under the Republican budget proposal. His remarks weren't popular with this blogger (thanks Raoul). 

Photo by Flickr user US Mission Geneva.