• Six new documentaries  in PNG aiming to inspire young women in the country. 
  •  The 2014 Millennium Development Goals Report was released last week. Good news that targets relating to poverty have been met, with poverty rates halved between 1990 and 2010. But bad news on the child mortality and maternal mortality targets. See Robin Davies' commentary on the new report. 
  • The US and China  meet this week to chair a special Joint Session on Climate Change
  • The mega-cities of the future will be in Africa and Asia.
  • Seven billions: visualising the world as seven regions, each home to one billion people. 
  • India now gives more foreign aid ($1.3 billion) than it receives ($665 million).  (HT@petemartin7)
  • Africa's manufacturing islands and anti-Americanism in the Middle East: Chris Blattman links to a bunch of development-related academic papers.
  • With little fanfare, the US recently made some important changes to its policy on landmines.
  • We often talk about quantity of foreign aid, but how do donors rank on quality? Brookings have released the third edition of their Quality Official Development Assistance (QuODA) assessment 
  • 'Dysfunction': Medicins Sans Frontiers reviews three recent crises, and marks the UN's humanitarian response poorly.