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By Keith Crane, James Dobbins, Laurel E. Miller, Charles P. Ries, Christopher S. Chivvis

Desire for a filthy rich and peaceable destiny for Haiti lies in construction a more advantageous, resilient kingdom. This file identifies the most demanding situations to extra able governance, evaluates latest plans for making improvements to the supply of public providers, and proposes a pragmatic set of serious activities. The proposed state-building priorities benefit the best measure of Haiti's and foreign donors' coverage recognition and fiscal dedication.

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We drew on these discussions to identify pre- and postearthquake state-building and reconstruction challenges, as well as the institutional, economic, and physical obstacles to addressing those 7 IDB (2007, p. 15). Introduction 5 challenges. To develop our recommendations, we critically appraised both past proffered solutions and new ones, drawing on the experiences of other societies emerging from conflict and crisis. Following a brief description in Chapter Two of the overall challenges faced by Haiti, we begin in Chapter Three by focusing on governance and public administration.

9 Constitution of the Republic of Haiti, 1987, Title XIII. 30 Building a More Resilient Haitian State as an extension of the presidential term limit and reconstitution of the military) are controversial. Decentralization and Deconcentration. Decentralizing government, and deconcentrating it—that is, moving some responsibility for public administrative services out of Port-au-Prince—have been on the reform agenda since the end of the Duvalier period. However, the physical apparatus of government, decisionmaking, and resources remain highly centralized and concentrated.

Haiti and the donor community now need to turn not only to rebuilding infrastructure but also to creating a stronger institutional basis for Haiti’s government so that it can improve the provision of justice, security, utilities, education, and health care and gradually diminish its dependence on external support. To accomplish this goal, the Haitian government and international donors would benefit from a careful analysis of realistic options and of how to weave state-building measures throughout reconstruction plans and programs so that Haiti can fortify itself against future calamities.

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