• ICYMI, Julie Bishop released the inaugural Performance of Australian Aid report last week (part of the new performance framework for Australia's aid).
  • Good two-part series on Julie Bishop's speeches on aid from Benjamin Day on DevBlog.
  • ANU's Robyn Davies: 'Australia's billion dollar aid cut: Indonesia gets it, or everybody does.'
  • The Reporters without Borders 2015 Press Freedom Index was released last week.  Sadly, 'there was a drastic decline in freedom on information in 2014. Two thirds of the 180 countries surveyed performed less well than in the previous year'.  In Asia, East Timor, fell by 26 places.
  • DFID spends 30% of its budget in fragile states, yet a new watchdog report says it is yet to make a difference.
  • Humanitarian Key Facts: a handy data-rich resource from Oxfam.
  • Aid workers or journalists: who should report the news? Nice  Storify piece  on the challenges facing newsrooms who increasingly rely on aid workers to report from frontlines of a crisis.