Haitians Lack Confidence in Government, Call for Partnership in Reconstruction

Majority of Haitians believe their government should partner with civil society groups and foreign governments if the country’s planned reconstruction is to be successful, according to a recent survey conducted by Oxfam. Majority of the more than 1,700 survey respondents said they are not confident the Haitian government can lead reconstruction and development efforts on its own.

“The international community should do everything it can to help the Haitian government back on its feet,” Philippe Mathieu, country director of Oxfam-Quebec noted, as quoted by CNN. “There can be no durable reconstruction without the government.”

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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.