Month: April 2013

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Report

Breaking Open the Black Box: Increasing Aid Transparency and Accountability in Haiti

From CEPR: http://www.cepr.net/publications/reports/breaking-open-the-black-box

April 2013, Jake Johnston and Alexander Main

The U.S. government pledged $1.15 billion for relief and reconstruction projects in Haiti. Key U.S. actors, like the State Department’s Cheryl Mills, acknowledged a “unique opportunity to ‘build back better’” and “an obligation to ensure that aid is actually effective.” Over three years have passed since Haiti’s earthquake and, despite USAID’s stated commitment to greater transparency and accountability, the question “where has the money gone?” echoes throughout the country. Read More