US Seeks New Panel to Coordinate Haiti Reconstruction

The U.S. Department of State is drafting a Haiti reconstruction plan to be presented to top officials of the Haitian government in the coming days, Miami Herald reports. The plan includes a proposal for the creation of a recovery commission that will take charge of Haiti’s early recovery over the next 18 months. The commission will also be tasked to help create a Haitian Development Authority that would eventually coordinate foreign aid to the country for at least 10 years. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton could have a central role in the planned commission, according to the Miami Herald.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    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.