• With the UN confirming 1323 cases of the Ebola virus,  and 729 dead, why do so many people in West Africa  think is it a hoax? Read this Foreign Policy dispatch.
  • See how African countries are getting wealthier, fast. Infographic charting GDP growth across Africa since 1980.
  • If you haven't already, read Robin Davies reflections on Australia's new aid paradigm. Part 3, released last week, examines the new opportunities for research and development 
  • Midwives are key to a healthy and safe pregnancy for women. Read this UN State of the World's Midwifery Report, monitoring 73 countries which carry the burden of more than 96% of maternal deaths and 93% of newborn deaths globally.
  • World Bank briefing on the development challenges facing Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo.
  • On 25 August, Jenny Hayward-Jones will host a discussion with Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja and award-winning journalist Jo Chandler. They will explore the serious problems facing women in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.  Get your ticket now!