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Haiti Reconstruction: Factors Contributing to Delays in USAID Infrastructure Construction

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Gootnick,David (Author)
Format:
Pamphlet
Publication Date:
Nov 2011
URL:
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d1268.pdf
Published:
United States Government Accountability Office
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Economic conditions, United States, Haiti, Earthquakes, Natural disasters, United States International development agency, Buildings, Infrastructure, Planning, Appropriations and expenditures, Architecture and planning, Repairing and reconstruction
Notes:
58 p., On January 12, 2010, a powerful earthquake struck Haiti, resulting in an estimated 230,000 deaths, including more than 16,000 Haitian government personnel, and the destruction of many ministry buildings. Congress appropriated 1.14 billion dollars in supplemental funds for reconstruction, most of which was provided to the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State (State). This report addresses infrastructure construction activities, including (1) USAID and State obligations and expenditures; (2) USAID staffing; (3) USAID planning; and (4) potential sustainability challenges USAID faces.