19 January 2011

Haiti: Pointing Fingers and Embracing Failure

Stories about relief and reconstruction in Haiti after the earthquake have been overwhelmingly dominated by a simple narrative: "Haiti is failing and it is the fault of ___." Oxfam, for example, tell us that it is Bill Clinton who has "failed Haiti." But while many have been quick to point fingers and assign blame for the slow speed of recovery in Haiti, this can dangerously lead to a poorly-informed public and a skewed set of incentives for donors and NGOs.

Read the Rest at the Huffington Post

Special thanks to the Guardian, J, and Jina Moore for editorial advice