3 years have passed already?
Third anniversary Haiti earthquake, building back better in 2013?
Posted on January 11, 2013By Johanna Mendelson
90 percent of aid has gone to international NGOs and private contractors
Yet, with more than $6 billion disbursed by the international community since 2010, almost 90 percent of aid has gone to international NGOs and private contractors, according to a recent study by the Center for Global Development. With little transparency in the aid system, the government of Haiti must work harder to ensure that the 300,000 people without permanent homes receive some of the benefits, but also support local procurement of materials so that more jobs will be created from the rebuilding. Urban encampments have become part of the landscape. They are gradually disappearing due to efforts by the Martelly government to move beyond the 2010 tragedy, but more action is needed to get cash transfers to Haitians to jump start the local economy.