Nepali villagers

Videos of Paul Polak

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Three Global Companies

Spring Health, SunWater, Transform Energy

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Design for the Other 90%

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International Development Enterprises

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For the latest news about Spring Health and SunWater, two of the companies Paul is building to combat poverty on a global scale — plus a handy guide to some of the many articles that have appeared about The Business Solution to Poverty — click below:

Paul Polak Summer 2014 Newsletter

Paul Polak Spring 2014 Newsletter

Paul Polak Winter 2013 Newsletter

Paul Polak Summer 2013 Newsletter

Paul Polak Spring 2013 Newsletter

 IDE (1980-2008)

Sharks, Pigs, and Coconuts: Development and Mental Health

Creating New Markets – Jan 1980

Tripling The Small Farmer Harvest – 1997

Doubling Cash Incomes (short)- 1999

Increasing Productivity of the World’s Micro-Farmers (Published by Novello Press, UK,1999)

The Development and Commercialization of the Treadle Pump in Bangladesh (2000 IDE Report)

Is Drip an Option in Vietnam?

The Global Market Potential for a Robust $50 Solar Lantern (2000)

Drip Irrigation for Small Farmers: A New Initiative to Alleviate Hunger and Poverty (2000)

Low Cost Drip Potential for Improving Irrigation in India (2000)

Laying the Foundation for a Global Initiative for Water Saving Irrigation (2000)

Increasing Productivity of the World’s Micro Farmers (2000)

Opening Small Holder Access to Low Cost Irrigation (2000)

The Green Revolution Comes to the Small Farmer (2000)

Opening Acess to Affordable Micro-plot Irrigation for Small Farmers (2000)

Water for Food Presentation at The Hague (2001)

Creating New Markets That Serve Poor Customers (2001)

Ending Rural Hunger and Poverty (2002)

 Green Revolution (2005)

Hardware or Software?

New Low Cost Irrigation Technologies for Small Farms (2005)

Revolutions Needed to End Poverty (Stockholm Water Symposium, 2004)

How IDE Installed 1.5 Million Treadle Pumps in Bangladesh (2005)