On the second anniversary of the earthquake that afflicted Port au Prince in 2010, there have been concerted criticisms coming from a variety of corners within Canada and abroad decrying the lack of involvement of Haitian leadership on how aid money should be spent. Those who are critical of the current donor strategy argue that by not channelling some funds through the Haitian government the rebuilding process is going much slower than hoped; approximately 500,000 persons remain homeless, or in dire need of proper shelter, about half of the earthquake rubble remains to be cleared, and the country remains at risk of the outbreak of disease. Poverty, it seems, is unceasingly present in this country that ranks as the poorest in the Western Hemisphere and that has fallen so far behind its comparators in the Caribbean basin that there seems little hope that it will ever catch-up.

A Recipe For Hatian Success