Development Policy & NGOs

  • Puerto-Rico

    Puerto Rico Needs Help, But Not Like Haiti

    FÈ ATENSYON. Haiti 2010 is not the intervention model you want for Puerto Rico. Last month, hurricanes Irma and Maria…

  • Annual Report: Amnesty International 2016-2017

    HAITI 2016/2017 Annual Report: Amnesty International 2016-2017 Elections postponed several times. A hurricane hit Haiti in October causing a major…

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    Fixing Elections: A Beginner’s Guide

    Beginner’s Guide to Fixing Elections. It is not always possible to control the outcome of an election (remember 1990?!). The…

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    Foreign policy chief urged to aid accountability

    EU Foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton - © EU EU's Foreign policy chief urged to support democracy and aid accountability…

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    Seitenfus: Haiti’s Doctored Elections from the Inside

    Haiti’s Doctored Elections, Seen from the Inside: An Interview with Ricardo Seitenfus   By Dan Beeton and Georgianne Nienaber February…

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    Human Rights Council Report on the Dominican Republic

    Human Rights Council Report on the Dominican Republic The Human Rights Council released its draft report on the Universal Periodic…

  • Can disasters become an opportunity? Building back better in Aceh, Myanmar and Haiti

    Can disasters become an opportunity? Building back better in Aceh, Myanmar and Haiti Information courtesy of the Overseas Development Institute…

  • The Guardian Reports: Where is US Aid Money Going?

    The Guardian Reports: Where is US Aid Money Going? Article courtesy of The Guardian Newspaper, 10 January 2014 American companies and…

  • Four Years On: Post-Earthquake Facts and Figures

    Four Years On: Post-Earthquake Facts and Figures  All information supplied courtesy of Amnesty International Haiti: Displaced people still leave in…

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    Infographic. Still in Shock: Haiti after the Earthquake

    Infographic. Still in shock: Haiti after the earthquake Why Haiti is still suffering after the 2010 earthquake. On 12 January 2010, Haiti…

  • Reuters Reports: World Bank Envoy Criticizes Lack of Transparency in Haiti Oil Programme

    Reuters Reports: World Bank Envoy Criticizes Lack of Transparency in Haiti Oil Programme Taken from Reuters, December 4 2013 By…

  • CARICOM and the OECS Condemn DR Nationality Ruling

    CARICOM and the OECS Condemn DR Nationality Ruling CARICOM STATEMENT ON DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE RULING OF THE…

  • Audit-USAID

    Aid or Trade? The Nefarious Effects of U.S. Policies

    Aid or Trade? The Nefarious Effects of U.S. Policies Centre for Research on Globalization, November 6, 2013 By Haiti Grassroots…

  • OAS Visit Dominican Republic after Citizenship Ruling

    Article by Caribbean 360, November 1, 2013 WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Wednesday October 30, 2013, CMC - The Secretary General…

  • Live Broadcast on Statelessness in the Dominican Republic

    Live Broadcast on Statelessness in the Dominican Republic Courtesy of The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights…

  • International Press Supports Cholera Claim

    The following is one of a number of supportive editorials and reports (see also links at the bottom) that have…

  • Haitian Cholera Victims Sue UN for Gross Negligence

    Press Release by the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and the Bureaux des Avocats Internationaux FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…

  • Protest against Dominican Republic

    Protest against Dominican Republic making People of Haitian Descent Stateless On September 25th, the Constitutional Court (CC) of the Dominican Republic…

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    Reconstructing Haiti: Our Comments

    HSG Comments on "Reconstructing Haiti"   HSG Executive Committee members Andy Leak and Mario Gousse took part in an expert…

  • Reconstructing Haiti at the Frontline Club

    HSG’s Mario Gousse and Andy Leak were invited by the Frontline Club to speak at an event entitled “Reconstructing Haiti”.…

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    Doing ‘Good’ in Haiti: A Guide

    Doing ‘Good’ in Haiti: A Guide. May 15, 2003  Nora Schenkel, New York Times. Original article here WHEN I was…

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    Immune. Immoral. Illegal? Cholera & Haiti

    Immune. Immoral. Illegal? From our new Haiti Briefing 74 available here. It took more than 15 months to write, and ultimately…

  • Post-Earthquake Disaster in Haiti

    April 12, 2013  Fran Quigley, Common dreams original article here At first, Yvonne Jolivan does not have an answer to…

  • Tens of thousands of families stuck in Haiti camps – IOM

    April 18, 2013  Anastasia Moloney, AlertNet original article here BOGOTA (AlertNet) - More than three years after Haiti's devastating earthquake,…

  • Haiti Cholera Mutations Could Lead to More Severe Disease

    April 16,2013  Infection control Today original article here The cholera strain that transferred to Haiti in 2010 has multiple toxin…

  • Aid to Haiti: “Troubling” Lack of Transparency

    April 3. 2013  Full report from the Center for Policy and Economic Research can be found here   A new…

  • Reflections on the Reconstruction

    March 26, 2013  Ayiti Kale Je/Haiti Grassroots watch For full article with illustrations and links, click here   Haitian and…

  • Departing UN official blasts Haiti’s rights record

    March 28, 2013  Trenton Daniel, Associated press in the Miami Herald, article here   The former United Nations human rights monitor…

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    Hunger Games: Food Policy Disaster Bites Hands that Feed

    Hunger Games: Food Policy Disaster Bites Hands that Feed Haiti Briefing here. One mamit (5.75lb tin) of rice now costs…

  • Michel Forst tenders resignation

    March 24, 2013 Alexander Britell, Caribbean Journal original article here Michel Forst, the United Nations' Independent Expert on the Situation…

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    Saving Haiti and Leaving Behind a Disaster…

    Saving Haiti and Leaving Behind a Disaster…by Jonathan M. Katz (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013, US$26.00) The best book yet on the…

  • Journalists Attacked by World Vision Worker

    March 21, 2013  Grassroots Watch/Kale Je original article here Two Haitian journalists were attacked by a man working for the…

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    Contracting Cholera. What the UN Owes Haiti

    March 20, 2013  Isabeau Doucet, The Nation original article here I contracted cholera by the breezy beaches of Port Salut,…

  • Audit-USAID

    Is USAID Mainly Serving U.S. Interests?

    March 19, 2013  Center for Economic and Policy Research original article here An op-ed in Bloomberg Businessweek yesterday lays out…

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    Caracol Industrial Park: Worth the risk?

    March 7, 2013  Kale Je/Haiti Grassroots Watch original article here Caracol and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 7 March 2013 – Last October,…

  • A Tale of Two NGOs: In Haiti, Disaster Aid or Aid Disaster?

    March 6, 2013  Beverly Bell, The WIP original article here Three years after the deadly earthquake in Haiti, what has become…

  • Haiti Support Group Letter to the Guardian on UN & Cholera

    Haiti Support Group Letter to the Guardian re. UN & Cholera The following letter was written by Phillip Wearne of…

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    UN Behaviour Far Cry from Conscience of the World

    March 3, 2013  Ian Birrell, The Guardian original article here The organisation ducked responsibility for the cholera outbreak in denial…

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    UN fails to get its hands clean in Haiti

    March 3, 2013  Paul McGeough The Age original article here And they wonder why people throw bombs. The United Nations…

  • Cholera in Haiti: Murder by Foreigners with Internal Support

    February 27, 2013  Etant Dupain, Let Haiti Live original article here Finally, through its response to the legal complaint brought…

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    How U.N. Caused Haiti’s Cholera Crisis – and Won’t Be Held Responsible

    February 26,2013  Armin Rosen The Atlantic original article here The organization is functionally above the law -- and victims of…

  • Responsibility for Cholera in Haiti? UN Says No

      February 25, 2013  Kathie Klarreich, Miami Herald original story here Last week's decision by the United Nations to reject…

  • Audit Finds US Loan Program in Haiti Filled with Flaws

    March 4, 2013  Trenton Daniel (AP) in the Windsor Star original article here PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - An audit of a…

  • Calls for End to Impunity in Haiti on Day UN Asserts Immunity

    21 February 2013  source: UN A senior United Nations official today urged Haiti to ensure there is no impunity for human…

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    Government “free school” Program – A Victory?

      February 13, 2013  Haiti Kale Je/Grassroots Watchoriginal article here The Program for Universal Free and Obligatory Education (Programme de…

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    The Promise, Politics and Profit of Primary Education for All

    From Haiti Briefing 73 (February 2013) The full Briefing (and previous editions) can be downloaded free here (you may need…

  • Families left homeless in New Wave of Evictions

    February 1, 2013  Amnesty International press release The Haitian authorities must urgently move to prevent illegal and violent evictions of…

  • phoenix

    Phoenix Project… born again?

    January 21, 2013 Kale Je/Grassroots watch original article here Port-au-Prince, HAITI, 22 January 2013 – For more than two years,…

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    EPAs: What do they offer Haiti?

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    Challenging EU on Rule of Law & Human Rights in Haiti

    Haiti Support Group Challenges EU on Rule of Law and Human Rights in Haiti Update: By 11 January 2013, two…

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