NGOs Seek Bigger Role in Haiti Reconstruction

International and local non-governmental organizations assisting in the relief and recovery efforts in Haiti are seeking a larger role in the country’s reconstruction, IRIN reports. In a New York meeting of major civil society groups hosted by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who is now the United Nations special envoy for Haiti, Jean Luc Dessables of the Haiti Response Coalition argued that more money should be coursed through local NGOs if donors are genuine in their commitment to help Haiti recover and rebuild better. Meanwhile, InterAction President Sam Worthington urged NGOs to improve their communication and cooperation ties with the United Nations.

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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.