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B O T T O M B I L L I O N Dr. Ahmad Puad Mat Som
Bottom Billion World population – billion Division
Bottom Billion 1 billion rich 5 billion in rapidly developing countries 1 billion in states ‘falling behind and falling apart’
weak/poor governance often with a history of conflict resulted in limited government ability to disburse aid effectively Characteristics of the States:
Bottom Billion landlocked with bad neighbors suppression of human rights marginalization of particular ethnic groups Characteristics of the States:
Bottom Billion live in on no money stuck in absolute poverty no education Characteristics of the People:
Bottom Billion live in trap of disease - parasitic and bacterial infections - dengue is the highest burden - soil-transmitted infections are prevalent Characteristics of the People:
Bottom Billion effects of neglected tropical diseases - reduced child survival - high costs of treatment - reduced agricultural productivity Characteristics of the People:
Bottom Billion uncompetitive exporters of labour intensive goods and services private capital does not flow private wealth is held abroad Issues of ‘Fragile States’:
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