Out of Poverty What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: Learning to Do the Simple and Obvious|
|Twelve Steps to Practical Problem Solving|
|The Three Great Poverty Eradication Myths|
|It All Starts with Making More Money|
|Design for the Other 90 Percent|
|From Subsistence to New Income|
|Affordable Small-Plot Irrigation|
|A New Agriculture for One-Acre Farms|
|Creating Vibrant New Markets That Serve Poor Customers|
|Slums - The Incubator for New Income Opportunities|
|Poverty and the Planet|
|Taking Action to End Poverty|
|Bahadur and His Family Move Out of Poverty|
|About the Author|