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Aiding Migration: The Impact Of International Development Assistance On Haiti

Aiding Migration: The Impact Of International Development Assistance On Haiti

By Josh DeWind and David H. Kinley, 3rd

Westview Press, 1988, 196 pp.

Haiti has aptly been termed the "land of unlimited impossibilities." This monograph argues that neither the departure of the Duvaliers nor substantial international development assistance to Haiti assures a brighter future for the country; that international aid in the 1980s may actually have worsened conditions for the impoverished population; and that an export-led development strategy cannot solve the deep problems that impel mass migration from Haiti. The proposed alternative is longer on rhetoric than on specifics, however.