Haiti agriculture: growing investments

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 03:00
Highlights from rural development projects funded by the Inter-American Development Bank in Haiti Agriculture remains a key sector for Haiti, as half of its population lives in rural areas. Together with other donors, the IDB supports the Haitian government’s national agricultural plan, which seeks to address the sector’s structural problems. The IDB’s sector knowledge and experience from before the earthquake define its comparative strength and to make the sector a continued priority over the next four years.

A capital challenge in Haiti

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 03:00
Until February 2011, Jean-Claude Seropian, a French hydraulic engineer, worked in Paris as director of operations of Suez Environnement, one of the world’s leading water and waste management companies. That month he moved to Haiti as head of a team of five technical, financial and management experts from Suez and two sister companies, Aguas de Barcelona and United Water. Their mission: to work with the staff of Port-au-Prince’s ailing water utility to arrest the decline of its services.

Haiti: doing the right things right

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 03:00
Report on development effectiveness summarizes IDB’s post-earthquake response The 2010 Development Effectiveness Overview—a report on how the IDB designs its projects, measures their results and assesses their alignment with countries’ needs—includes a special chapter on the Bank’s response to last year’s earthquake in Haiti.

IDB expects to provide more than $500 million to help Latin America and Caribbean prepare for natural disasters

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 03:00
Financial disaster preparedness is a growing concern in Latin America and the Caribbean. Last year the region saw devastating earthquakes in Chile and Haiti and an active hurricane season that impacted Central America and Mexico. In addition, the La Niña-related weather phenomenon has brought severe flooding to Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil, among others.

The Caribbean and the IDB at a Glance

Monday, September 27, 2010 - 03:00
The IDB member countries of the English-speaking Caribbean – The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago – along with Dutch-speaking Suriname, are brought together by commerce, geography, history and traditions. Their economic situation and development challenges, however, may vary widely.

A roof for Haiti

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 03:00
GRAND GOAVE, Haiti – Maryse Auguste says she’s happy with her new home, a tidy, one-room shelter built after the January 12 earthquake by young volunteers of Un Techo Para Mi País (Spanish for A Roof for My Country), a nongovernmental organization specialized in providing temporary housing to the desperately poor in 16 Latin American countries.

Helping Haiti recover from the earthquake

Monday, July 12, 2010 - 03:00
In the six months since the devastating January 12 earthquake, the Inter-American Development Bank has mobilized an unprecedented amount of resources to help Haiti in its efforts to recover from the worst natural disaster ever to strike a country.

Hope for Haiti

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 03:00
Haiti produces some of the world’s best mangoes but around half of the crop is lost before it reaches markets. Only about 10 percent of the fruit is exported. And, paradoxically for a country with 10 million mango trees, Haiti imports mango juice.

Haiti reconstruction cost may near $14 billion, IDB study shows

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 03:00
The cost of rebuilding Haiti’s homes, schools, roads and other infrastructure could soar to nearly $14 billion, according to a new study by economists at the Inter-American Development Bank.

Reconstructing Haiti: Social Services

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 03:00
What was the purpose of your trip to Haiti?I was part of a technical mission that spent four days in Port-au-Prince from February 1 to 4. Other team members from headquarters were Ketleen Florestal, Country Economist for Haiti, Felipe Gomez-Acebo, Principle Financial Specialist, and Ophélie Chevalier, Housing and Urban Development Specialist. We met with senior government ministers and key representatives of the business, NGO and international aid community.