Dependency-Based Aid

The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about dependency-based aid.

USAID Infrastructure Projects Have Had Mixed Results and Face Sustainability Challenges - June 18, 2013

What GAO Found

CEPR Report - Breaking Open the Black Box: Increasing Aid Transparency and Accountability in Haiti - April 2013, Jake Johnston and Alexander Main

Despite Bad Track Record, Chemonics Given Huge USAID Contracts in Haiti - by Jacob Kushner - - October 6, 2012

NEW YORK — Two years ago, auditors revealed the Washington, DC, consulting firm Chemonics International and a partner company were employing only one-third as many Haitians as their contract required to clear rubble left by the January 2010 earthquake from city streets as part of the US government-funded “Cash for Work” program.

Chemonics even directed some of those workers to remove rubble from private lots adjacent to its Port-au-Prince headquarters instead.

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