Additional Readings on The Bottom Billion

The Bottom Billion

Collier summarizes a few points from the book in this Ted Talk on The Bottom Billion from 2008. “How can we give credible hope to those billion people?”

The Least Among Us

A New York Times Book Review. Who knew development books frequently get high level press?

Richard Dowden of the Royal African Society Weighs in on Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Collier

The journalist disagrees about increasing aid for Africa, but he does agree with Collier’s ideas on agriculture.

Aid Allocation and Poverty Reduction

This draft was written by Paul Collier and David Dollar while working at the World Bank. It argues that a poverty efficient allocation of aid could nearly double the amount of people lifted out of poverty each year.



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