•  Charles Kenny asks if the planet can survive universal access to modern energy, one of the 169 goals set out in the SDGs.
  • The Guardian documents how the 22-month conflict in South Sudan is resulting in unprecedented levels of human suffering.
  • Rose Longhurst comments on the prevalence of all-male panels at development conferences. Owen Barder is trying to do something about it.
  • Melinda Gates discusses the important role data will have in saving more lives and making development interventions more effective.
  • A surprising statistic: road deaths are the leading killer among people between the ages of 15 and 29 globally, with the rate of fatalities twice as high in low-income countries than high-income ones.
  • The Australian Council for International Development, the peak body for Australian Development NGOs, released its latest Annual Report with a swathe of new statistical information on their members.
  • Australian NGOs are still struggling to increase levels of donations from the public.
  • A fascinating infographic showing how US economic aid doesn't at all align with poverty (h/t Chris Blattman).
  • The Economist has matched the life expectancy of individual Chinese provinces with their country equivalents: