By Melanesia Program Director Jenny Hayward-Jones and Research Associate Philippa Brant.
- The Economist on the growth of private, low cost education in the developing world.
- Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has called for a rethink in the way development assistance is delivered.
- Cambodia's forests are disappearing at an unprecedented rate says a new report from Forest Trends.
- In The Atlantic, Charles Kenny on the US Government's view of development in Africa. Countries there want economic engagement beyond China, but is America listening?
- An investigation by the Associated Press into the seafood slave trade that extends from Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia to the US. At least one vessel has already been intercepted.
- Myanmar and the emergence of Asia's newest middle class.
- Global remittances are three times larger than global official development assistance. (H/t Ben Day.)
- After an epic weekend of final negotiations, the UN General Assembly has approved the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals outcome document – ready to be adopted at a UN summit next month. Terence Wood explains the pros and cons of the new Goals on the Devpolicy blog.
- A satirical and irreverent 'gospel according to aid' in The Guardian.