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Author Jean-Louis, Daniel.
Title From aid to trade : how aid organizations, businesses, and governments can work together, lessons learned from Haiti / Daniel Jean-Louis & Jacqueline Klamer.
Imprint [Grand Rapids, Michigan] : Fresh Strategy Press, 2016.

Author Jean-Louis, Daniel.
Subject Economic assistance -- Haiti.
Alt Name Klamer, Jacqueline.
Description 1 online resource (144 pages)
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 18, 2016).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
ISBN 9780998004426 (electronic bk.)
0998004421 (electronic bk.)
9780998004419 (electronic bk.)
0998004413 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 956998582

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