Strengthening local capacity in Haiti: one more thing on the list of “shoulds”


In the Huffington Post Mark Schuller, an anthropologist working in Haiti and professor of NGO development, lists a number of policy recommendations for international NGOs and other agencies working in Haiti. His key point, in my view, is addressing the need for greater involvement of the local, beneficiary population. More participation will provide more ownership by those benefiting from the project. It also means the local population will have a voice and a stake in the process, and a greater chance for control over what is happening.

I would like to add one more to the list of “shoulds”. 


viernes, 26 de octubre de 2012/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (9905)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (8521)/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 (7825)/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 (10804)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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