World Bank MD Lauds Haiti’s Recovery Progress and Calls for Opportunities for All –

logoworlsbankAt the end of a three-day trip, World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Sri Mulyani Indrawati commended the government of Haiti for the progress in the country’s recovery and called for broadening economic and social opportunities for all Haitians especially in rural areas.”The Haiti I saw over the last days is very different from the country I saw during my visit in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. I am encouraged by the visible progress. More than 1.3 million people moved from camps to neighborhoods. Many now live in safer homes,” she said. “Extreme poverty has declined and access to some basic services has improved over the last twelve years. This is good news, but rural Haitians have yet to benefit from these gains.”According to the 2012 household survey, which was developed by the National Observatory on Poverty and Social Exclusion ONPES and with support from the World Bank, extreme poverty declined from 31 to 24 percent between 2000 and 2012. Most of these gains have been in urban areas with little progress in rural areas, where 4 out of 10 Haitians remain extremely poor. via –


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