• The Economist details what technology can and, critically, can’t do to help solve Africa’s development challenges.
     
  • Politico has a fascinating profile on Scott Guggenheim, a development expert and long-time adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
     
  • The UK aid program is facing criticism as new figures show about a quarter of the UK aid budget being spent by departments other than the country’s aid agency (it’s about 8% in Australia).
     
  • Devex interviews Peter Sands, the new head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on his agenda for the multilateral organisation.
     
  • The Research for Development Initiative has produced a ‘how-to' guide on partnering for development research in Australia.
     
  • The COP23 negotiations concluded last week in Bonn. CarbonBrief summarises the key outcomes of the conference.
     
  • You can now read the full text of Laurence Summers address to the Centre for Global Development on rethinking global development policy for the 21st Century.
     
  • A draft program has been released for the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference. Early bird registration ends 1 December.