How To Reduce Poverty In Haiti

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Have you ever wondered how effective the international aid agencies are in reducing poverty in Haiti? Do you think these international agencies are helping in reducing poverty in Haiti? Data on poverty and inequality in Haiti show that in 2001, 56 percent of the Haitian population (4.4 million persons of a total population of 8.1 million) was under the extreme poverty line of US$1 PPP per person, per day. International Monetary Fund 2008, estimated that for every ten persons, 7.6 are considered poor; that is, they do not obtain US$2 PPP per person, per day, and that 40 percent of the poorest population groups have access to only 5.9 percent of total income, while the most affluent 20 percent control 68 percent of this income. International agencies have been giving Haiti aid long before the 7.0 earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Hispaniola in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010. In three decades, Haiti consume billions in international aid, and hundreds of millions exclusively for governance and democratization programs, not to mention billions for other programs, but still remains the most inadequate and most underdeveloped country in the Western Hemisphere. Since 1990s, donors have directly and indirectly linked international …show more content…

Haiti has dysfunctional budgetary, financial or procurement systems, making financial and aid management impossible (World Bank, 2005). A budget reform law enacted in 1985 was never fully implemented. Offices were not created and personnel remained unassigned. Budget procedures and policies were not in place, budget data were unavailable. From 1997 through 2001, there was no approved national budget. No matter how much aid Haiti receives if money does not properly budget aid will promote other things of low priority which will not be of great impact in reducing

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