Paul Polak

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel - Paul Polak


Paul Polak, Founder, International Development Enterprises
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Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% - Panel Discussion


This panel highlights the growing trend in design to create affordable and socially responsible objects for the vast majority of the world's population (90%) not traditionally serviced by designers. Contributors to the exhibition Design for the Other 90% discuss the design and use of affordable and socially responsible objects. Be among the first to see the exhibition which illustrates the power of design to improve quality of life everywhere.
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Cooper-Hewitt: Summer Design Institute 2007 - When Traditional Approaches Fail


Dr. Paul Polak, founder of International Development Enterprises and D-Rev, explores when traditional approaches to alleviating poverty fail and how more affordable alternative solutions can succeed.
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Out of Poverty


International Development Enterprises’ founder Paul Polak has just released his much anticipated book Out of Poverty, What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail. Based on his 25 years of experience he tells why traditional poverty eradication programs have fallen short and how his alternative approach works.
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