Public donors pledged $9.5 billion in relief and recovery aid to Haiti for 2010 to 2012. About $5.9 billion had been disbursed by the end of September, though disbursed does not always mean spent.
An analysis of recovery aid money helps explain why such a seeming bounty is not more palpable.
Many Haitians displaced by the 2010 earthquake left the tent camps and returned to severely damaged houses in danger of collapse.
The showcase project for Haiti’s earthquake reconstruction is being built far outside the disaster zone, in a location that could jeopardize the country’s key conservation effort.