Haiti Advocacy Working Group Recent Events: Dialogues between Haitian Institutions and US Aid Groups

By Scott Freeman, Visiting Scholar This past week, the Haiti Advocacy Working Group put together a gathering of representatives from Haitian NGOs, development aid workers, and a few members of Haitian and American governments. While I wasn’t able to attend the entire three day event, I was able to attend the panel on agriculture in… Continue reading Haiti Advocacy Working Group Recent Events: Dialogues between Haitian Institutions and US Aid Groups

UNDP’s Questionable Claims of Progress

By Scott Freeman, Visiting Scholar Heraldo Muñoz, the Chilean Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator Director of the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP, recently published an article in Foreign Policy regarding the ‘real’ recovery of Haiti. It was seemingly a response to recent books on the topic of reconstruction and development (for example, here) and New… Continue reading UNDP’s Questionable Claims of Progress