Jacky Lumarque

Haiti |  Rector, Université Quisqueya


Jacky Lumarque is the rector of the Université Quisqueya since 2007. He previously served as the president of the Regional Conference of Rectors, Presidents and Directors of Universities in the Caribbean (CORPUCA) from 2012 to 2019. Lumarque was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Francophone University Association (AUF), in which he also served as a member of the associative council and the management committee, from 2008 to 2017. Under the administration of René Préval, Lumarque coordinated the working group on education and training (GTEF), providing policy recommendations directly to the president.

Lumarque began his career working as a consultant for the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank in the fields of economics, finance, and management. He taught at the State University of Haiti for 20 years, during which time he also worked for the National Pedagogical Institute to develop new models of teaching mathematics and vocational training. A mathematician by training, Lumarque holds an MSc in mathematics from the Université Toulouse III, an MBA from the Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis, a bachelor’s in common law from the Université Lyon III, and a bachelor’s in mathematics from the State University of Haiti.

Lumarque joined the Dialogue as a Member in 2020.

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International Aid in Haiti – Disappointing Outcomes

On July 13, 2022, Think Tank Haiti, a collaborative initiative between the Inter-American Dialogue and the Quisqueya University in Haiti hosted a webinar on the outcomes of international aid in Haiti. The panel featured a diverse group of experts, discussing why aid may have failed in Haiti as well as what Haiti and donor countries can do to mitigate future poor performance.

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