Haitians left out
A lot of recent attention has focused on the failings of the reconstruction efforts in Haiti since the devastating earthquake which hit in January 2010. There is little doubt that many of the criticisms are well founded. A large portion of the funds promised for the reconstruction efforts has simply never materialised. The largest proportion of the money went to multilateral agencies, and big well connected NGOs. A much smaller proportion went to the Haitian government – around 13% – and even less directly to Haitian NGOs – with some estimates as low as 0.4%.
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