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

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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.

Synopsis:

Futurists agree that poverty eradication is critical to the survival of the planet. Polak exposes the top three things people are doing wrong in their efforts to end the root causes of poverty and what they can do to make a positive impact.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605092768
Subtitle:
What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
Author:
Polak, Paul
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Location:
Oakland
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Sociology-Poverty
Subject:
GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY, CURRENT AFFAIRS, ETHICS, BUSINESS
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Subject:
Political Economy
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
BK Currents (Paperback)
Publication Date:
20090901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.12x5.58x.69 in. .69 lbs.

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Futurists agree that poverty eradication is critical to the survival of the planet. Polak exposes the top three things people are doing wrong in their efforts to end the root causes of poverty and what they can do to make a positive impact.
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