Blog, Feature Examine Role Of Aid In Haiti Since 2010 Earthquake
“…Looking at the four years that have elapsed since a violent earthquake shook Haiti to its core in 2010, the Center for Economic and Policy Research’s Jake Johnston shows in painstaking detail how American corruption played a huge role in Haiti’s faltering reconstruction process,” journalist Ansel Herz writes in Humanosphere. He interviews Johnston in a Humanosphere podcast (Herz, 1/17). Johnston’s feature was published in the Boston Review. “…While bad governance, corruption, incompetent bureaucracy, power struggles, and waste contributed to the ineffective use of aid, what happened in Haiti has more to do with the damage caused by putting political priorities before the needs of those on the ground…” (Johnston, 1/16).