From aid to trade [electronic resource] : how aid organizations, businesses, and governments can work together : lessons learned from Haiti / Daniel Jean-Louis & Jacqueline Klamer
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- Foreword / Ralph Edmond -- 1. The tragedy of Auguste Savonnerie: How international donations killed a successful Haitian business -- 2. Business, government, and NGOs: The major players in Haiti's economic system -- 3. The history of Haiti's market-based economy from the precolonial years to the present -- 4. An abundance of NGOs: How international aid contributed to a failed state -- 5. Making the move from aid to trade: Opportunity-based economic development (OBED) and the power of balanced transactions -- 6. Implementing the OBED strategy: First steps in transforming aid into trade -- 7. Methods for supporting business growth -- 8. Destructive aid models: A response to recent changes in NGO practices -- 9. Buy Haitian, restore Haiti: Bringing NGOs and businesses together -- 10. Advocating for Haiti's future: A final call for change -- Appendix: NGOs in Haiti and around the world: An overview.
- Why, after receiving billions of dollars, do poor countries remain poor? Why are failing foreign aid models utilized over and over again? After the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake, authors Daniel Jean-Louis and Jacqueline Klamer observed first-hand the negative consequences of donations provided with the sincerest of good intentions donations that ultimately undermined local industries and wiped out jobs. Based on primary research and in-depth case studies, and personal experience, From Aid to Trade offers practical, achievable solutions to help Haiti and other developing countries grow more viable economies by: - building on innovative businesses and existing market-based systems - equipping NGOs and governments to work with local businesses - recognizing that growing out of poverty requires entrepreneurial solutions that drive self-sustainable economic growth. Ambitious and optimistic, From Aid to Trade confronts the inadequacies of current foreign aid strategies and offers a clear means of economic and personal growth for individuals seeking a positive future for Haiti and other developing countries.
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