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Analysis Shows 63.6 Percent Disbursement Rate for Haiti Recovery Among Public Sector Donors in 2010

7 January 2011
The United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti (OSE) has conducted a new analysis of pledges made for post-earthquake recovery activities, revealing a 2010 disbursement rate among public sector donors of 63.6 percent.

The analysis is based upon updates from 55 public sector pledge-makers at the March 31, 2010 international donors conference. These donors pledged approximately $2.01 billion for recovery activities in 2010. (This number does not include debt relief pledges totaling $1.07 billion). Of the $2.01 billion pledged, $1.28 billion (63.6 percent) was disbursed by year-end.

This $1.28 billion was disbursed through four channels:
  • $233.0 million in budget support to the Government of Haiti
  • $223.6 million in pooled grant funding to the United Nations, Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank through the Haiti Reconstruction Fund
  • $688.9 million in grants to the Government of Haiti, multilateral agencies, NGOs and private contractors
  • $135.3 million in loans to the Government of Haiti
In 2010 these donors disbursed an additional $534.2 million for general development in Haiti, outside of the New York conference recovery pledges.

The OSE also conducted analysis on donor data for the combined 2010-2011 timeframe. Public sector pledges for recovery activities in this broader timeframe total $4.46 billion. (This figure excludes $1.11 billion in pledged debt relief for 2010-2011). Donors have disbursed 28.7 percent of the $4.46 billion in public money pledged for 2010-2011. The balance on public sector pledges made for recovery activities for the 2010-2011 timeframe is therefore $3.18 billion.

This analysis does not include funds pledged for humanitarian relief activities. It is also exclusive of pledges made by privately funded organizations at the New York donors conference.


Lee Bailey, New York, +1-646-781-4107, [email protected]