Buy the Bottom Billion by Paul Collier,
This review is from: The End of Poverty: How We Can Make it Happen in Our Lifetime (Paperback)
I recommend the bottom billion by Paul Collier - it is much better. I read it before reading this one and just felt like I was being told the same thing again but in a less concise way.
Probably quite informative but less interesting than other books on the topic.