ONLINE EVENT: International Aid in Haiti – Disappointing Outcomes


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In recent years, the international community has funneled large amounts of aid to Haiti with only select cases of success. Haiti has experienced several economic and political upheavals that have decimated its productive base, and it has benefited little from decades of market liberalization.

So, why have the efforts of multilateral banks and donor governments had so little success in Haiti? How can projects and programs improve their design and implementation to achieve better results? What can be learned from the experiences of other nations and what are some international “best practices?”

This webinar will review and discuss these questions with Daniel Dorsainvil, former Minister of the Economy and Finance of Haiti from 2006 to 2009, who recently released a report entitled “A study on where international aid may have failed: the case of Haiti.” Dorsainvil will be joined by Michaëlle Jean, former Governor-General of Canada, Pierre-Marie Boisson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOGESOL, and Jake Johnston, a senior research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. The event will be moderated by Georges Fauriol, Senior Associate at CSIS, and will include welcome remarks from Rebecca Bill-Chavez, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, and Jacky Lumarque, rector of Université Quisqueya.

We invite participants to submit questions using the Q&A function in Zoom OR to email questions to

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This webinar will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation in French and Haitian Creole.

Welcome Remarks

Jacky Lumarque

Rector, Université Quisqueya (@JackyLumarque)


Daniel Dorsainvil

Former Minister of Economy and Finance, Haiti


Michaëlle Jean

Former Governor General, Canada (@MichaelleJeanF)

Pierre-Marie Boisson

Chairman of the Board of Directors, SOGESOL

Jake Johnston

Senior Research Associate, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) (@JakobJohnston)


Georges Fauriol

Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

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