Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail (Hardcover)

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    Based on his 25 years of experience, Polak explodes what he calls the ""Three Great Poverty Eradication Myths"": that we can donate people out of poverty, that national economic growth will end poverty, and that Big Business, operating as it does now, will end poverty. Polak shows that programs based on these ideas have utterly failed--in fact, in sub-Saharan Africa poverty rates have actually gone up.

    These failed top-down efforts contrast sharply with the grassroots approach Polak and IDE have championed: helping the dollar-a-day poor earn more money through their own efforts. Amazingly enough, unexploited market opportunities do exist for the desperately poor. Polak describes how he and others have identified these opportunities and have developed innovative, low-cost tools that have helped in lifting 17 million people out of poverty.

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    ISBN 9781576754498
    Genre BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 232
    Publisher Date 2008-02-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Berrett-Koehler Pub
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.16 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Polak, Paul
    Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
    Country of Origin United States

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