- Paul Polak
- Founder, International Development Enterprises (IDE)
- Speaking at Poptech 2007
- October 2007
- Camden, Maine
Alleviating poverty, simply: From his extensive experiences working with the poor of the developing world, Paul Polak has learned a lot about effective market-based approaches to alleviating poverty. He argues that in order to be successful, solutions must be simple, inexpensive, easy to reproduce, and most important, respond to the expressed needs of the people they are meant to benefit.