Development traps cannot be solved using soley bottom-down approaches; necessary solutions must be cultivated from within. Aid packages will not fix development problems; instead, these developing nations need to become more economically and globally fit if they wish to survive and rise beyond the bottom Billion. As we become a more globalized society, pressure is placed on developing countries to either catch up or be left behind. If they want to avoid this fate, developing nations can improve their global positions by increasing the value, not the volume, of their economic activities. To do so, they must focus on utilizing the resources and skills available to them in order to become more profitable and stable in today’s economic climate.