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Out of poverty : what works when traditional approaches fail

Author: Paul Polak
Publisher: San Francisco, California : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2008]
Series: BK currents book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The author explores some of the methods by which governments are attempting to eradicate world poverty and why they have been unsuccessful; and describes how he and others have developed low-cost tools to help poor farmers become more self-sufficient.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Polak, Paul.
Out of poverty.
San Francisco, Calif. : Berrett-Koehler, ©2008
(DLC) 2007041387
(OCoLC)156834517
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Polak
ISBN: 9781576755488 1576755487 9781605098951 1605098957 9781282299993 1282299999 9786612299995 6612299991
OCLC Number: 471127315
Language Note: English.
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Current Events) 2009
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 232 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 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.
Series Title: BK currents book.
Responsibility: Paul Polak.
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Abstract:

The author explores some of the methods by which governments are attempting to eradicate world poverty and why they have been unsuccessful; and describes how he and others have developed low-cost tools to help poor farmers become more self-sufficient.

Exposes the top 3 things that we are doing wrong in our efforts to end the root causes of poverty. This book details solutions for what actually works in ending poverty.

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