Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive wants to keep track of aid money flowing into his country as he noted that the government - mired in corruption issues before the Jan. 12 quake - knew little about which organizations received certain amounts of money, Reuters reports.

“We don’t know who has given money to NGO’s (nongovernmental organizations) and how much money have they given. … At the moment, we can’t do any coordination or have any coherent policies for giving to the population,” Bellerive told reporters in Port-au-Prince.

The United Nations is coordinating humanitarian efforts in Haiti, where more than a million people are in need of shelter and food aid. Rebuilding Haiti’s worst-affected region, the nation’s capital, is estimated to exceed USD10 billion.

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    Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.