Saturday, February 14, 2009

haiti among the "bottom billion", and yet there is hope

Oxford's Paul Collier recently traveled to Haiti under the auspices of the United States Institute of Peace. The author of "The Bottom Billion" reflects here on a possible scenario that is hopeful. For those of us who have been working at the micro-level (and PUMC has been in a long and faithful partnership there for 28 years), this kind of macro perspective is instructive, even if the possibilities are as fragile as the country is now in its present state. Last year's hurricanes and food riots and this year's global economic collapse make our region's response at the same time more difficult and more urgent.


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