The $9.9 billion pledged toward Haitian reconstruction at last week's donors' conference will be ineffective without insisting that funding for housing and jobs be wedded to overall goals for Haitian political and economic stability, says CFR expert Kara McDonald.
Speakers: Pamela Cox, Arvind Subramanian, and Michele Wucker Presider: Marcus Mabry
Three panelists with expertise in the Latin America region and on development aid discuss options for helping Haiti after the earthquake, highlighting new approaches to institution building, migration, and decriminalization. The discussion also explores what support outsiders can provide to the government of Haiti as well as the limits to what they can do.
Listen to CFR's Julia E. Sweig discuss her recent book, Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, as well as the Obama administration's Latin America policy with students as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Haiti's earthquake created a need for a tremendous short-term relief effort but also long-term reconstruction that could take decades and cost billions, says former Peace Corps director Mark L. Schneider.
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