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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.

CONTACT:

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