Haitian Government, Donors in for Massive Redevelopment Task

In the backdrop of a country reliant on foreign aid and skeptical of its own government, the international community and the Haitian government face the giant task of rebuilding Haiti into a stronger and more stable nation - indeed a reversal of how aid has trapped the country in poverty, as many critics would say.

The reconstruction plan, estimated to cost USD3.8 billion in the first 18 months, includes not just rebuilding infrastructure but setting up Haiti for full autonomy through building up employment opportunities outside the capital and inviting private investment to develop local industries, Reuters says.

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    Tarra Quismundo

    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.