Policy Brief: Rebuilding Haiti after the Earthquake Executive Summary On January 12, 2010, Haiti suffered a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that annihilated much of the capital city of Port-au-Prince and caused the death of approximately as many as 200,000 Haitians. The earthquake which was deemed the greatest natural disaster in the country’s history occurred at a point when Haiti appeared to be on the path to stability and progress ( Perito 1). Reconstruction must emphasize unemployment and poverty; removing rubble and rebuilding essential structures will supply employment, however, it will be imperative to improve conditions and offer employment in rural areas so people will not go back to the overcrowded and slum-ridden cities ( Perito 1). In...The end:
..... to help Haiti progress through their problems of poverty, poor governance, the absence of rule of law, and social exclusion. Works Cited Collier, Paul and Jean-Louis Warnholz . Bbuilding Haiti’s Economy, One Mango at a time.” The New York Times. 28 January 2010: A27. Maguire, Robert. Toward the End of Poverty in Haiti. Washington, D.C: United States Institute of Peace, 2008. Perito , Robert and Emily Hsu. Haiti’s Economic Challenge. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, 2006. Perito , Robert. Haiti: Is Economic Security Possible if Diplomats and Donors do their part? Washington, D.C: United States Institute of Peace, 2009. Perito , Robert M. Haiti After the Earthquake. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, 2010.