Why the global war on poverty has failed

Why are there still so many poor people in the world after more than six decades of anti-poverty efforts? Social scientists can provide a great many nuanced reasons, but they usually overlook the obvious: 70 percent of the world’s poor live …

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Should only the World Bank worry about poverty?

By Paul Polak and Mal Warwick Since the publication of The Business Solution to Poverty, some readers have objected that the job of addressing poverty should be left to the World Bank, United Nations, national governments, overseas development agencies, NGOs, …

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Is scale the only answer to poverty?

The Don’t Bother Trilogy: If you don’t understand the problem you’ve set out to solve from your customers’ perspective, if your product or service won’t dramatically increase their income, and if you can’t sell 100 million of them, don’t bother. …

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Business as usual won’t end poverty

By Mal Warwick Business as usual won’t cut it. Nor will a traditional company reformed by adopting CSR as a guide to its business policies and practices. Private sector enterprises can’t succeed in ending poverty unless they recognize vision, leadership, …

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