Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail (Hardcover)
What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781576754498, 232pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2008
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.
Praise For Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail…
"Out of Poverty by Paul Polak, offers optimism. Optimism not just for those fighting poverty and those fighting to get out of it, but for any company interested in a basically untapped 1 billion-person market." -- Jessie Scanlon "February 22, 2008; BusinessWeek"