Haiti Reconstruction Plans Attract Doubts

    Several scholars, experts and Haiti government officials are having doubts on the sustainability of long-term plans and donor support for Haiti, Miami Herald reports. Bruce Bagley of the Department of International Studies at the University of Miami said he is pessimistic of current plans because “there is no reason to believe from past track record” that aid to the country will be sustained in the long term.

    Miami Herald noted that some huge Haiti aid pledges in the past have waxed and waned in the long term due to the lack of harmony between Washington and Port-au-Prince.

    Haiti’s recovery, according to the Miami Herald report, requires more money and better cooperation between donors and Haiti’s government than what has been demonstrated in past crises.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.