For the data geeks:
Spurious Correlations. Absolutely wonderful geek humour. [h/t Alan Beattie]
A data revolution is underway. Will NGOs miss the boat?
Myth-busting on China and development:
Data on Chinese investment in Africa show its nothing like the giant, resource-sucking caricature
The new China-dominated Asian International Investment Bank (AIIB) is to offer loans with fewer strings attached than conventional aid donors like the World Bank – competition is a good thing, right?
Analysis of 18 big global health organizations’ use of social media. UNICEF is the top dog. Anyone done it for development organizations?
Afghanistan tackles hidden epidemic of mental ill-health and PTSD. Massively underestimated development issue
12% of sub-Saharan Africans have mobile money accounts, compared to the global average of just 2%, according to a new digital inclusion index
Indian sex ratios for different religions 1991-2011: anti-women bias improving but still a long way to go, especially for Sikhs. (Globally, 107 boys born for every 100 girls, but women live longer, so average is about equal numbers)