• Vox has an explainer from Paul Slovic discussing how 'psychic numbing' helps to explain the limits of human compassion.
     
  • World Bank President Jim Yong Kim shares five TED Talks that have inspired him.
     
  • Keane Shum discusses the ongoing plight of Rohingya asylum seekers.
     
  • Wade Shepard details two failed Chinese international development infrastructure projects.
     
  • Duncan Green provides some career advice for the confused and aspirant development worker.
     
  • The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network has released a discussion draft of how to reform the global foreign aid architecture. A summary is available here.
     
  • Michael Pisa and Matt Juden discuss how Blockchain Technology can be harnessed for development, and what impediments remain in the way.
     
  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde sat down with Masood Ahmed at the Centre for Global Development to discuss the most pressing global economic challenges. Video here: