He makes a lot of concrete recommendations that, unfortunately, are unlikely to be followed. For example, he points out that most aid organizations are helping out developing countries that probably don't need the help. Most of the world is doing just fine, thank you very much, with economies and standards of living rising.
They should be working on helping the bottom billion-- the countries that are going nowhere (or going backwards). But aid organizations aren't likely to do that, because:
- They are likely to fail
- It's dangerous and difficult to work in those countries
- Some of the policies that will help (free trade, military intervention in certain cases) are politically unpopular