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UN SPECIAL ENVOY’S OFFICE RELEASES REPORT ON AID TO HAITI

ANALYSIS SHOWS 37.8 PERCENT DISBURSEMENT RATE FOR HAITI RECOVERY AMONG PUBLIC SECTOR DONORS

New York, 22 June 2011— The United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti (OSE) has released a new report, Has Aid Changed? Channelling Assistance to Haiti Before and After the Earthquake. The report examines international aid to Haiti with an eye toward improving aid effectiveness. It addresses the recipients and modalities of aid—the channels through which donor money is disbursed—and poses questions about how donors can strengthen their support to the government and people of Haiti. The report includes a foreword by Deputy Special Envoy Paul Farmer, and several graphics depicting newly compiled data.

The report also references figures from the OSE's new analysis of public sector pledges made for post-earthquake recovery activities, which revealed a disbursement rate for the 2010-2011 period among donors of 37.8 percent.

The disbursement analysis is based upon updates from 55 public sector pledge-makers at the 31 March 2010 international donors’ conference, "Toward a New Future for Haiti." These donors pledged approximately $4.6 billion for recovery activities in 2010 and 2011. (This number does not include debt relief pledges totaling $1.01 billion). Of the $4.58 billion pledged, $1.74 billion (37.8 percent) has been disbursed.

Both the new donor data and Has Aid Changed? are available on www.haitispecialenvoy.org.

CONTACT:

Lee Bailey, New York, +1 646.781.4106, [email protected]
www.haitispecialenvoy.org