International Aid 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…show more content…
Since donors, adopted an assistance model more appropriate to Latin America than to Haiti, aid continued to be ineffective, take for example, in 2008, Haiti, acquires more than 700 million US dollars in bilateral development aid from OECD donor countries, amounting to approximately 70 dollars of aid per capita. Over sixty percent of this aid to Haiti bypassed the central regime and is channeled through local non-governmental and international governing bodies, individual contractors and multilateral organization. The international and local non-governmental organizations set up their own education, water, agricultural and health plans with slight reference to Haitian government oversight, needs or precedence. Financial support channeled through international NGOs failed to help ramp up the capacity of Haitian public institutions that must provide education, health, and other essential public services to poor Haitians over the long term because they bypass the government of Haiti intervention to monitor, coordinate inspection and repairs offered by NGOs and ensuring that the development funds were utilized…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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