For the first time this week, a new weekly post compiling for you the latest aid and development links from around the world. For comments and link suggestions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The world's population is projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. The developed regions will remain stable but the 49 least developed countries are projected to double in size.
- What sort of ambassador to the UN will Samantha Power be? Interesting analysis of Power's impressive academic credentials and the role they might play in diplomacy.
- In the face of falling aid budgets, Helen Clark has unveiled a new draft strategy for UNDP, taking the number of outcomes from 25 to 7.
- Jo Chandler writes a powerful piece on TB in PNG, including her own experience contracting the disease.
- In case you missed it: The Economist's 'How to eradicate extreme poverty' feature is well worth a read.
- Think you're a development expert? Test you knowledge on The Guardian's interactive quizz on food and nutrition.
- Vale Helen Hughes AO, who died in Sydney last weekend. As the founding head of the ANU's National Centre for Development Studies in 1983, she played a strong role in shaping the direction of Australia's official aid program in the 1980s and 1990s.
- Beautiful, haunting images by photographer Patrick Brown of the illegal animal trade in SE Asia.
- Freetown Fash Pack, a photoblog set up by Australian development worker Jo Dunlop who takes gorgeous photos of the fashion conscious in Freetown, Sierra Leone.