He makes the point I've been making for a long, long time. Specifically, nothing you do really matters unless you have security, or something approximating it.
Second, you need economic growth. Both of these come before politics. It sounds nice to say there are multiple "lines of operation" that must be carried out simultaneously, but that's not true. You can have security without economic growth or democracy, but you can't have either of those two without security.
For those not familiar with him, Collier is a heavyweight in the development community. His two books The Bottom Billion and Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places are considered required for development and stabilization practioners.