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Published by Chris Watkins
Published 2008
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Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail is a book by Paul Polak

With 25 years of experience, Paul Polak debunks what he calls the "Three Great Poverty Eradication Myths": that we can donations will bring people out of poverty, that economic growth will solve poverty, and that big business, will end poverty.

Polak and IDE have championed a grassroots approach. Polak describes how opportunities dave been identified and how innovative, low-cost tools that have helped in lifting 17 million people out of poverty.

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