Social Resilience and State Fragility in Haiti [electronic resource] /
[Dorte Verner and Willy Egset (task team leaders and the main authors of this report)].
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2007.
xx, 120 p. ; ill., col. map : 26 cm.
0821371878, 9780821371879
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Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2007.
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The Haitian people: demographics, poverty, and socioeconomic outcomes and risks / by Dorte Verner -- Governance and institutions / by Willy Egset and Stephanie Kuttner -- Political forces and actors / by Dan Erikson ... [et al.] -- Conclusion: breaking out of the conflict-poverty-trap / by Dorte Verner, Stephanie Kuttner, and Willy Egset.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-120)
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Haiti is a resilient society whose rural communities in particular have developed coping mechanisms in response to a long history of underdevelopment and political instability. The country's religious, cultural, and artistic life is highly diverse and vibrant. Like other fragile states, however, Haiti is also beset by widespread poverty, inequality, economic decline, unemployment, poor governance, and violence. This Country Study examines Haiti's conflict-poverty trap from the perspective of the triangle of factors that have been identified as its main components:(a) demographic and socioeconomic factors at the individual and household levels;(b) the state's institutional capacity to provide public goods and manage social risks; and(c) the agendas and strategies of political actors.The report's three main chapters explore the nature of these components. The closing chapter considers the linkages among them.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The Haitian people : deomographics, poverty, and socioeconomic outcomes and risksp. 7
Governance and institutionsp. 43
Political forces and actorsp. 67
Conclusion : breaking out of the conflict-poverty trapp. 75
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