IDB Chief: Support for Haiti will Continue

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno has reassured Haiti that the agency will continue to

in the country.

"The IDB is very proud to be a strong partner of Haiti and to reinforce coordination with the international donor community to strengthen commitments to help the Haitian Government and its people," he said in a statement. "We have renewed our joint effort to fight poverty and promote sustained economic growth."  

IDB is Haiti's largest donor, with a portfolio worth USD700 million. In 2009, disbursements for projects are expected to more than double to USD130 million.

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    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.