• The Centre for Global Development's Owen Barder previews the Third International Conference on Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa this week.
  • With negotiations well underway for the post-2015 development goals, how did the Millennium Development Goals fare? The 2015 UN MDG Report was released last week. Link to the full report and other press releases here.
  • IMF President Christine Lagarde announced that the IMF will expand access to its concessional facilities by 50%. It will also focus concessional resources more on the poorest and most vulnerable countries.
  • Pacific Islands Forum foreign ministers have emphasised the importance of local leadership in responses to natural disasters. In their meeting in Sydney on 10 July, they called on international partners, regional organisations, the private sector and civil society organisations to support processes led by Pacific Island governments for disaster-related assistance.
  • Impact investing is growing rapidly. Oxfam's Erinch Sahan analyses its appeal, the importance of ownership and the role of aid.
  • Brookings Nonresident Fellow Yun Sen argues China cannot ignore the voices of African countries as it gradually reforms its foreign aid policies.