Can Public Private Partnerships work in Haiti?

 

In Port-au-Prince on July 27, the MIF sponsored a seminar on public-private partnerships (PPPs) with officials from the Haitian Ministry of Finance and other government agencies. Based on our discussions with the government and other stakeholders in Haiti, we at the MIF believe that the private sector can and should play a major role in fostering economic growth and reducing poverty in Haiti. In areas as diverse as tourism, coffee and mango farming, and venture capital, the Haitian public and private sectors are already collaborating with the MIF to stimulate job creation and business growth. PPPs offer powerful models through which the private sector can engage in economic development in Haiti. 

 
Is Haiti ready and able to implement PPPs? 
martes, 14 de agosto de 2012/Author: David Bloomgarden/Number of views (7608)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Small Islands, Big Impact: Socially-Motivated Investing in the Caribbean Gets Underway

The MIF is counting down to Foromic 2012. Foromic has long been the leading conference on microfinance and microenterprise in Latin America and the Caribbean, but in recent years its focus has broadened and now includes small and medium enterprise finance, financial products for poor and unbanked populations, and impact investment. This year, Foromic has a special island flavour, as it is being held for the first time in an English-speaking Caribbean country, Barbados. We see this as an excellent opportunity to showcase our work in the Caribbean - both in supporting access to finance in general, and specifically our initiatives to promote impact investing in the region.

miércoles, 8 de agosto de 2012/Author: Winsome Leslie/Number of views (10580)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Haiti: Come in and have some coffee

 

Welcome to the Multilateral Investment Fund's Haiti Blog. We are glad that you stopped by to visit us! We will be bringing you stories about MIF projects in Haiti, and keep you posted on what is happening around the topic of Haiti in the field, the news and blogosphere. The idea is to raise awareness of the great things we are doing in the country.
 
For instance, did you know that until two decades ago, coffee was Haiti’s principal farm export, representing as much as 70 percent of its foreign agricultural sales? 
martes, 17 de julio de 2012/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (6858)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

The faces and stories behind Haitian SMEs


While many of my MIF colleagues have already been to Haiti, this was my first visit to the country. Winsome Leslie and I were there to visit potential investments of the Leopard Haiti Fund, a recently approved MIF VC/PE fund. Little did I know I was about to experience something much more meaningful at a professional and personal level than just an average due diligence mission…

jueves, 28 de junio de 2012/Author: Susana Garcia-Robles/Number of views (8942)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Haiti: Making a Living from Creativity / La creatividad como un medio de vida

 

Is it possible to make a living from creativity? According to renowned designer Donna Karan, it is. In fact, as she says, Haiti is one of the most creative countries she has ever visited. However, for a country to succeed, it is critical to generate opportunities for creativity that will translate into positive economic and financial results. This has been one of Karan’s objectives in Haiti, where she has invested time and money on a project whose purpose is to provide both design guidance and access to higher value markets to artisans in Port-au-Prince, Leogane and Jacmel.

Versión en español

lunes, 18 de junio de 2012/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (5581)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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