• President Obama nominates Gayle Smith to lead US AID.
  • India cancels licenses of nearly 9000 charities (including Greenpeace India and the Ford Foundation) for failing to declare details of donations from abroad.
  • Confessions of an aid worker: 'after years in the field, I worry I have lost my compassion.'
  • Iraq now has one of the highest populations of internally displaced people in the world.
  • New report from Devex: what you need to know about emerging donors (China, Brazil, Russia, India, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, South Korea).
  • Confused about aid acronyms and lingo? A handy guide produced by IRIN.
  • With the terrible tragedy in Nepal, a startling graphic below from ODI on how little of the overall international aid budget is spent on #DisasterRiskReduction: 0.4%.