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How Can Donors Aid Quake-hit Haiti? (BBC)

April 05, 2010

The BBC quoted former CGD vice president Ruth Levine on development in Haiti.

From the article:

""One of the problems is a lack of co-ordination to make the most of the generosity of groups and people," says Ruth Levine, from the Center for Global Development, a Washington think tank.

NGOs and church groups, she adds, tend to get involved in short-term, local projects and move on.

"It's a Band-Aid approach," Ms Levine says. "It's not a sustained effort, so it's hard to build up the kind of trust with the community that would provide ongoing services.""

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