Paul Collier writes in the NY Times about the UN Millennium Goals, tax avoidance of foreign resource giants in Africa, the need for policies on governance, agriculture, security and trade to be pursued along with foreign aid, and the need to direct help towards the “bottom billion” countries with low growth prospects, rather than China and India. He gives Ban Ki-moon the big thumbs up.

I’ve been meaning to read Collier’s Bottom Billion book for a long time. You might find a podcast with econtalk and Collier interesting.