Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

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 […]

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