Friday, July 27, 2007

Getting Aid or Getting Paid?

Ken Teyie on Paul Collier's book The Bottom Billion.

An emotional must read, the book defines the bottom billion as people who live on less than a dollar a day, people who coexist with the 21st century, but whose reality is distinctly 14th century. Their lives are surrounded by civil war, plagues and ignorance. They are concentrated in Africa and central Asia with a scattering elsewhere. They live in Chad, Haiti, Bolivia, Cambodia and North Korea.

Read more here.