- Before Australia heads to the polls on Saturday, Melissa Park, Minister for International Development, writes on 'Why Labor is the best choice for foreign aid'.
- The Maldives is heading to the polls next week. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called for 'peaceful' and 'credible' elections.
- Ecological footprints: how much land would the world need if everyone lived like the French? Indians? Americans?
- New research on Chinese agricultural development cooperation in Africa.
- How the World Bank defines, and implements, good governance.
This week, the biggest development news is likely to happen at either the G20 leaders' summit in Russia or the Pacific Islands Forum leaders' summit in Marshall Islands. Links below for your reading pleasure.
- Get up to speed with the official G20 Accountability Report on Development Commitments (neat snapshot of implementation starts at p.84) and be sure to read the Lowy Institute's G20 Monitor on the G20 and development.
- Need a quick primer on the G20? Check out our G20 interactive where you can get a quick overview on members, handy fact sheets, and visual comparisons between G20 member countries.
Pacific Islands Forum:
- At this week's Pacific Islands Forum leaders' summit, host the Marshall Islands wants leaders to sign up to the Majuro Declaration to rejuvenate international action on climate change. The recommendations of the review will be considered by Pacific Islands Forum leaders this week.
- The ABC's Sean Dorney says climate change, not Fiji, will be the focus of the summit. The comprehensive 2011 report from Australia's Pacific Climate Change Science Program tells the climate change story for individual Pacific Island countries.
- In case you missed them, two great Interpreter posts on the Pacific Island Forum from Jenny Hayward Jones and Associate Professor Sandra Tarte from the University of South Pacific.
- US Secretary of State John Kerry on the effects of climate change in Pacific: