Over 4000 free audio and video lectures, seminars and teaching resources from Oxford University.
Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

The Bottom Billion

Loading Video...
Duration: 0:41:42 | Added: 14 Apr 2008
Based on his book of the same name, in this lecture Paul Collier will point out how global poverty is actually falling quite rapidly for about eighty percent of the world.

The real crisis lies in a group of about 50 failing states, the bottom billion, whose problems defy traditional approaches to alleviating poverty. These fifty failed states pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The Lecture was Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, John Hood. Paul Collier is Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford.

Oxford Unit:
Copy and paste this HTML snippet to embed the audio or video on your site: