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Haiti Reconstruction: USAID Infrastructure Projects Have Had Mixed Results and Face Sustainability Challenges

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Gootnick,David (Author)
Format:
Pamphlet
Publication Date:
Jun 2013
URL:
http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/655278.pdf
Published:
United States Government Accountability Office
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Economic conditions, Haiti, Housing, Earthquakes, Natural disasters, United States International development agency, Infrastructure, Appropriations and expenditures, Maritime and inland water transport, Ports
Notes:
55 p., Following immediate relief efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Congress provided 1.14 billion dollars for reconstruction in the Supplemental Appropriations Act. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated about 268 million dollars and other funding to construct a power plant and port to support the Caracol Industrial Park (CIP) in northern Haiti and permanent housing in several locations. This report examines USAID's (1) funding obligations and disbursements and State's reports to Congress on funding and progress; (2) USAID's progress in two CIP-related activities -- a power plant and port; and (3) USAID's progress in constructing permanent housing.