Talk:Foreign aid to Haiti

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I turned the messy list into the table but the numbers don't seem to match the Excel sourced in the article that supposedly has all the numbers,and even if it is right it isn't validly sourced so that needs to be cleaned up if anyone runs across this and wants to do it, otherwise I'll try to get around to it at some point. Cat-five - talk 01:33, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

NPOV removed[edit]

I've removed the NPOV template, please use {{POV-section}} or better yet {{POV-statement}} for sentences, then detail issues here. This will help address them in a timely manner. - RoyBoy 03:15, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

A Brief Critique

While this article thoroughly explains the various initiatives the U.S. has implemented in Haiti as part of its foreign aid efforts, it disproportionately focuses on the positive impacts of U.S. aid. The article mentions that “U.S. assistance has attempted to create opportunities for stable, sustainable employment for the growing population” and that “a post-intervention transitional program of short-term job creation, principally in small towns and rural areas, provided employment to as many as 50,000 workers per day throughout the country.” However, the article fails to mention that U.S. foreign aid also exerts a negative impact on economic development efforts in Haiti. According to the documentary “Poverty, Inc.”, local entrepreneurs in Haiti that attempt to start their own businesses are often put out of business by foreign aid donations from U.S. non-profit organizations and government agencies. Due to the overwhelming surplus of foreign aid donations, citizens of Haiti are unable to start successful businesses of their own, which prevents sustainable economic development and keeps Haiti dependent on the resources of other countries. This article could be improved by presenting this aspect of foreign aid to Haiti, as this is a viewpoint that is currently underrepresented. This leads me to believe that the article is not entirely neutral, as the frame of the article appears to be heavily slanted towards the idea of foreign aid always being a commendable act and having positive impacts. Otherwise, this article is well-written and presents valuable information about the topic. Sraman195 (talk) 04:23, 1 September 2016 (UTC)SRaman

Plans to Edit

Due to the reasons mentioned in my critique above, I may potentially add to this article by elaborating on some of the negative implications of foreign aid to Haiti. I believe this will allow the article to present an important viewpoint on the issue of foreign aid that was previously underrepresented. Sraman195 (talk) 00:51, 9 September 2016 (UTC)