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Successful Reconstruction Includes Haitian Partners and Ideas

This article analyzes the stages of reconstruction in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and explains why those leading the efforts must collaborate with Haitians in order to be successful. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti: Linking up local resourcefulness and development assistance Jean-Bernard Véron, Ideas for Development January 8, 2015 The humanitarian stage, yes, but after? In the aftermath of the earthquake, the international community rushed to provide its support. Dozens of aid agencies, hundreds of NGOs and thousands of good intentions, particularly on the part of the Haitian diaspora, arrived in Haiti. The food contributions, healthcare delivery and installation of temporary shelters have saved a number of lives, as have the treatment centers when the cholera epidemic broke out. What is the next stage? This is indeed the question that is now […]

Suggestions à la presse en commémorant le séisme du 2010

Ci dessous est partie d’un Dossier de Presse basé sur des opinions de 17 organisations Haïtiennes à l’occasion de la commémoration du séisme de 2010. Cliquez ICI pour le texte complet. Click HERE for the English version. Dossier de Presse 17 organisations démocratiques et populaires haïtiennes analysent et proposent à l’occasion de la commémoration du 5ième anniversaire du séisme du 12 janvier 2010 31 décembre 2014 Introduction Ce dossier s’adresse principalement aux journalistes étrangers qui vont contribuer à la couverture médiatique à l’occasion de la commémoration du 5e anniversaire du séisme du 12 janvier 2010. Le dossier veut attirer l’attention des journalistes sur la présence et le travail des organisations démocratiques et populaires. L’objectif de ce dossier est de donner un aperçu des visions, des analyses et des revendications présentes au sein des organisations haïtiennes, proches de la majorité de la population. Ainsi on veut rappeler à la […]

Haiti & Guyana Expected to Lead Caribbean Growth This Year

According to a recent UN report, Haiti and Guyana are projected to lead economic growth in the Caribbean in 2014. The expected growth of 4.5% is higher than last year’s growth for Haiti, which was about 3.5%. Guyana and Haiti to lead Caribbean growth in 2014 Jamaica Observer January 21, 2014 GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Guyana and Haiti are expected to lead the economic growth among countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the recently released United Nations’ annual World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report 2014. It said that both Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are projecting to have economic growth of 4.5 per cent this year, followed by other CARICOM member states Trinidad and Tobago 2.5 per cent, Jamaica 1.2 per cent and Barbados one per cent. Last year Guyana had economic growth of 4.6 per cent […]

TOMS Announces Plans to Produce Shoes in Haiti

  Last week during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie announced that TOMS will begin manufacturing shoes in Haiti in January 2014.  Mycoskie said,  “Three years ago at CGI the President asked me to help support the people of Haiti, and TOMS responded by giving hundreds of thousands of new pairs of shoes to children in need.  Today, our dedication to Haiti is so much greater, and we look forward to creating jobs and opportunities in Haiti over the next several years.” TOMS has made a five-year production commitment to produce millions of shoes for and within Haiti and plans to hire at least 100 employees within Haiti.  The company also hopes develop local partnerships in order to support the infrastructure of local employees, their families, and the broader community.  Over the past year, TOMS […]

Report: Poor countries face education crisis

Poor Countries Face Education Crisis, United Nations September 20, 2010 NAIROBI, Kenya — Nearly 70 million children around the world are not getting an education despite much progress in the last 10 years, and Haiti and Somalia are the two worst countries in which to be a school-age child, a new report released Monday said. The global financial crisis has forced poor countries to cut their education budgets by $4.6 billion a year at a time when intensified efforts are needed to achieve the U.N. Millennium Development Goal of ensuring a primary school education for every child in the world by 2015, it said. The report listed 10 countries at the bottom of the education list, all but Haiti are in Africa. In addition to Somalia, the others are Eritrea, Comoros, Ethiopia, Chad, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and […]

Gender Impacts of International Financial Institution Grants and Loans


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