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Policy Lessons from Natural Resources Projects in Haiti: A Framework for Reform

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dc.contributor.author White, T. Anderson en_US
dc.contributor.author Gregersen, Hans M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:16:53Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:16:53Z
dc.date.issued 1994 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-14 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-14 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4416
dc.description.abstract "Haiti is currently undergoing its largest economic crisis and political opportunity of this century. We present this brief, and the accompanying working paper, in the hope that policymakers will be able to make the reforms necessary for Haiti's development. We hope this brief can help point the way for discussions about that reform. "Rural poverty exists and has increased because of longstanding political, economic, and cultural divisions. The divisions occur among the poor rural majority, the small middle class, and the merchant and military elite. "Taxes on rural production, coupled with a lack of government investments in public services and rural areas, reinforce the divisions. Indirectly, they lead to deforestation, land degradation, and poverty. "More direct causes of poverty and degradation are the pervasive insecurity facing Haiti's people and deficit in production resources (land and capital). Another cause is the limited opportunity for expansion of off-farm employment that would reduce pressure on the land. "Because they were seen as a political threat, past governments repressed local organizations that form the basis for democratic development. Reversing the trend of land degradation and poverty in Haiti will be a slow and difficult process. It will require substantial policy reform, administrative reorganization, and more effective use of donor funds." en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.title Policy Lessons from Natural Resources Projects in Haiti: A Framework for Reform en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries EPAT/MUCIA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Haiti en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.submitter.email rshivakoti@yahoo.com en_US

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