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Smart Development Assistance in Haiti

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Throughout its history Haiti has been plagued with cycles of violence, endemic poverty and a weak government, leading many policymakers to see this small Caribbean nation as the perpetual “basket case” of the Western Hemisphere. Fortunately, a “dual-window of opportunity” has opened for the country: The combination of physical security in Haiti and a shift in foreign policy that acknowledges the importance of development assistance in Washington could allow for real improvements in Haiti’s economic development.

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