Elections in Haiti are neither free nor fair and certainly not the solution to anything in the country, particularly when ballots are printed in Dubai, courtesy of United Nations Development Program.
What Haiti needs isn’t a new social contract but a ‘clean Haiti’ campaign to remove the legal bandits and their local and international enablers.
Unclear policy focus, poorly designed aid programs, absence of harmonization, lack of accountability, bizarre criteria for success and charitable organizations have all contributed to aid ineffectiveness and dependency, the rise of a flourishing “misery industry” and Haiti’s continued floundering.
There exists no substitute for government effectiveness. Priority must go to the key drivers of success and to resolving governance problems that undercut economic development and direct foreign investments.
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Too many lives are being wasted.
Fedy Vieux-Brierre, Miami