Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

USAID Reconstruction Costs in Haiti Underestimated and Undersupervised

Nearly 5 years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the reconstruction effort continues to struggle. This article focuses on a project by USAID, which costs a lot more than originally planned, for a lot fewer houses than originally projected. Many blame these issues on lack of oversight and hiring foreign contractors instead of local Haitians. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. U.S Home Reconstruction in Haiti: Another Disaster Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times December 9, 2014 Nearly five years after a disastrous 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 220,000 people and leaving millions without homes, the tiny island nation is still struggling to pick up the pieces—despite a multi-billion dollar international repair effort. The United States alone committed more than $3 billion to rebuild Haiti—with federal agencies creating a spate of programs and […]

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