By Melanesia Program Director Jenny Hayward-Jones and Research Associate Philippa Brant.
- The UN's Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa last week, reached an agreement on a global framework for financing sustainable development, with domestic resource-mobilisation at its centre.
- This Devex article examines the problem of finding good data in developing countries, an issue the UN conference in Addis sought to address.
- ADB Vice-President Stephen Groff argues that private investors need to be incentivised to contribute to sustainable development in Asia.
- Kentaro Toyama challenges the orthodoxy that technology drives social progress in this new book, Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology. Oxfam America's Director of Policy, Gawain Kripke, reviews it here.
- The ADB's Pacific Economic Monitor Midyear Review predicts high average growth for Pacific economies in 2015, but notes the downside risk of weak global energy prices.
- Artwork from aid workers around the world, collected by The Guardian.
- A long-read from Foreign Policy on corruption surrounding water provision in Delhi.