To quote B. Obama "prosperity does not trickle down, it has to be bottom up". Though that's a political rhetoric, it isn't false either. I remember listening to NPR one day, and in a program a Guest who was an expert in Israel - Palestine conflict was talking about how one good job to a Palestine youth is one less person hurling stones at Israelis. I absolutely agree with you that violent conflict makes poverty reduction difficult in whole South Asia. When the only job one can get is to participate in violent conflicts or other manipulative political staging, it's hard to blame that individual. Education, awareness, strong constitutional system, and law and order, are the basic foundation for any economic climate to boom. I am also a strong believer that people need to go abroad to see outside the box, but I also hope at least quarter of them do return back to make a difference.