Haiti

Analysis Brief

In Haiti, Stability Remains Elusive

The election of René Préval as Haiti’s president earlier this year raised hopes the region’s poorest country was finally ready to move toward social and economic stability. But chronic concerns about gang violence and the UN commitment to Haiti have resurfaced again.

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Analysis Brief

Haiti's Troubled Elections

Haitians choose a president and legislature on February 7 in long-delayed elections seen as crucial in lifting the country out of poverty. The vote takes place during a time of high unemployment and rampant violence but credible polls could lead to much-needed foreign investment.

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Audio

Rebuilding Haiti: One Year Later (Audio)

Speaker: Kara C. McDonald
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Kara C. McDonald, deputy coordinator for political and security affairs and office director in the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator, discusses the recovery efforts and challenges that remain in Haiti as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.

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Beyond Relief: Helping Haiti (Audio)

Speakers: Pamela Cox, Arvind Subramanian, and Michele Wucker
Presider: Marcus Mabry

Listen to experts discuss the political and economic challenges facing Haiti and the role foreign aid can play in the country's recovery and development.

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Interview

Haiti's Redevelopment Obstacles

Jacques-Philippe Piverger interviewed by Toni Johnson

One year after Haiti's earthquake, a contested presidential election, the return of Baby Doc Duvalier, and problems with redevelopment hobble the country's efforts to rebuild, says Haitian philanthropist Jacques-Philippe Piverger.

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Must Read

Rand: Building a More Resilient Haitian State

Authors: Keith Crane, James Dobbins, Laurel E. Miller, Charles P. Ries, Christopher S. Chivvis, Marla C. Haims, Marco Overhaus, Heather Lee Shwartz, and Elizabeth Wilke

This Rand publication prescribes a course of action that international and domestic actors should prioritize in the massive effort to rebuild the nation.

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