Sunday, September 13, 2009
UN envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton stated that Haiti has kept its promise to build a government but donor nations have failed to deliver the aid they pledged to the poorest country in the western hemisphere. He told reporters that the country has only gotten a pittance of the aid that was pledged to them.
"A lot of that is part of the appropriations process that plays out in the latter half of every year," the former US president said. "But we can't get to January with only $21 million of over $760 million in commitments disbursed down there (in Haiti)."
Clinton added that he hoped to boost private investment in Haiti. But the success of private investment projects, he said, will depend on donor nations living up to their aid commitments so Haitians can continue to improve their infrastructure.