The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about the economy.

Social Suffering in Soleil

Baby Boy (Photo by John Carroll) - by John A. Carroll, MD - - February 13, 2014

. . So what happened here? Didn’t you hear that things are going much better in Haiti now? I read it in the news. . .

We won’t be able to go to Soleil tomorrow. Too much shooting. Gangs against gangs and then the police come and shoot too. My driver Djongo does not play. He grew up in Soleil.

Miami-Dade Hosting Trade Trip to Haiti

The Miami Herald - August 16, 2012

Miami-Dade’s economic development office is hosting a business trip to Haiti. The county’s Economic Development and International Trade Unit invited local businesses to join in a four-day trip to the recovering island nation, where South Florida is playing a large and lucrative role in the repairs after following the 2010 earthquake. The cost of the Oct 21 to 24 trip is estimated at $1,225 per person, but that does not include airfare. For information, visit

Haiti-Carnaval des Fleurs: Gov't Points to Economic Impact

President Michel Martelly at Presentation of 10 Queens of Carnaval Des Fleurs - July 30, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( - On the opening night of the Carnaval Des Fleurs, the government defended the 65 million HTG project to organize the second three days of gras in Haiti this year. The administration is tipping the economic impact of the carnival for its justification, although it laments that there is no inventory structure for providing estimates of the impact.

Leopard Haiti Fund, Confirms Its First $20 Million

Leopard Capital Haiti Fund | Press Release July 16, 2012

Leopard Capital is pleased to announce the successful initial closing of Leopard Haiti Fund (LHF). LHF is the world’s first private equity fund to operate and focus exclusively on Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.

The fund seeks to raise USD 40 to 75 million to invest in businesses in Haiti. The first USD 20 million of this target has now been committed by three international development banks:

$8.5 million by International Finance Corporation (IFC);

Douglas Clayton - Leopard Capital - Member of Rebuild Haiti Better

Douglas Clayton
Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Clayton, Leopard Capital’s CEO, commented: "We are pleased to launch Haiti’s first investment fund with the strong backing of three leading development banks. As investors we see attractive opportunities in helping Haitian businesses grow, while strengthening the country’s economic future. Leopard Haiti Fund’s success can show the world that Haiti is open for business."

Haiti Mobile Money Reaches 5 Million Transactions

Jean Louis Thomas [Gates Foundation File]

submitted by Theresa Bernardo - by The Digicel Group - July 11, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( - Digicel/Voila reached five million mobile money transactions summing up to $52 million and was rewarded by the Haiti Mobile Money Initiative of USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the Karibe Hotel on Tuesday.

Earthquake Relief Where Haiti Wasn’t Broken

submitted by Albert Gomez - by Deborah Sontag - July 5, 2012

On the first anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake, in a sleepy corner of northeast Haiti far from the disaster zone, the Haitian government began the process of evicting 366 farmers from a large, fertile tract of land to clear the way for a new industrial park.

Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Haiti - June 13, 2012

Haiti Agriculture Embargo Raises Costs Five' Times - by Neil Hartnell - June 11, 2012

THE Bahamas has been urged to end its embargo on direct agriculture imports from Haiti, with the current system thought to quintuple produce costs via Florida-based middlemen as it transits through the US.

Hope for Haiti - Inter-American Development Bank

submitted by Al Cisneros - May 22, 2012

After the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, the IDB pledged to provide Haiti more than $2.2 billion in grants over the next decade to fund its recovery efforts and long-term development plans. The Bank also cancelled all of Haiti’s outstanding debt and converted undisbursed loan balances into grants. Since the earthquake the IDB has approved $442 million in new grants and disbursed close to $355 million for Haiti.


Haiti Prime Minister Conille: Donor Aid Needs Revision

By Erika Bolstad and Jacqueline Charles - The Miami Herald - February 9, 2012

WASHINGTON — Two years after a massive earthquake, Haiti is even more vulnerable to natural catastrophes and still does not have the capacity to manage even small events, Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille said Tuesday.

Report - Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing

submitted by Albert Gomez - January 30, 2012


The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presents its report to the Secretary-General on 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa.

The Challenge Of Measuring Relief Aid To Haiti

Last year, the Annex de Martissant area of Port-au-Prince was a camp for displaced people. The area was filled with tents. Today, locals are building sturdier shelters with funding from the American Red Cross. Marisa Penaloza | NPR

by Marisa Peñaloza - NPR - - January 17, 2012

World Bank Approves $255 Million Plan for Helping Haiti Recover from 2010 Earthquake

Street vendors sell their wares next to an earthquake-damaged building in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The World Bank will spend $255 million US to help Haitians left homeless by the quake. ((Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press))

By Associated Press - December 1, 2011

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