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Social Resilience and State Fragility in Haiti [electronic resource] /
[Dorte Verner and Willy Egset (task team leaders and the main authors of this report)].
imprint
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2007.
description
xx, 120 p. ; ill., col. map : 26 cm.
ISBN
0821371878, 9780821371879
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2007.
isbn
0821371878
9780821371879
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
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.
catalogue key
9393234
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-120)
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Summaries
Main Description
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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