Month: May 2016

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Caracol

IDB Puts Its Weight Behind Low-Wage Jobs and Public-Private Partnerships Through Investment in Caracol Plant

A survey of funding commitments to Haiti made by the Inter-American Development Bank, the main multilateral donor in Haiti, shows that the approach of creating low-wage jobs through public-private partnerships occupies a significant portion of the bank’s investments in Haiti.

IDB Projects Approved by YearThe analysis shows that following an increase in pledges immediately following the 2010 earthquake, the Inter-American Development Bank has pledged consistent amounts of money to Haiti since 2011. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Food Sovereignty

Massachusetts Congressional Delegation Says: Prevent the Peanut Dump!

Last Friday, the Congressional representatives from Massachusetts in both House and Senate, sent a letter to Secretary Kerry asking the State Department to intervene before surplus peanuts from the U.S. are sent to Haiti. Reinforcing a letter from Massachusetts State Senator, Linda Dorcena Forry, they expressed concern about the planned shipment and asked for a response from the Secretary. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Food Sovereignty

Plus de 60 Organisations Haïtiennes et Américaines Réclament la Suppression d’un Don de Cacahouètes de l’USDA




Claire Gilbert, (617) 524-1400 (Grassroots International)

Ricot Jean Pierre +(509) 3166-2020 (Plateforme Haïtienne de Plaidoyer pour un Développement Alternatif)

Plus de 60 organisations haïtiennes et américaines réclament la suppression d’un don de cacahouètes de l’USDA

Plus de 60 organisations en Haïti et aux Etats-Unis ont signé une lettre commune exigeant l’annulation d’un don de 500 tonnes métriques de cacahouètes à l’Haïti planifié par département de l’Agriculture des États-Unis (l’USDA). Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Food Sovereignty

Haitian & U.S. Organizations Demand USDA Peanut Plan Be Cancelled

PRESS RELEASE: May 2, 2016

CONTACT: Claire Gilbert, Grassroots International, (617) 524-1400

More than 60 Haitian and US Organizations Demand USDA Peanut Plan Be Cancelled

Over 60 US and Haitian organizations have joined a letter calling for an immediate cancellation of recent plans announced by the United States Department of Agriculture, USDA, to ship 500 metric tons of peanuts to Haiti under its “Stocks for Food” program.  Read More