World Bank Helps Brazil Help Haiti

    Brazilian Chancellor Celso Amorim and the World Bank’s vice-president of Foreign Relations, Ian Goldin, signed an agreement January 28 for a program to co-finance social projects in Haiti.

    Implementation will begin in February. The program will count on US$ 500 thousand from the World Bank and a Brazilian contribution of US$ 125 thousand.


    As he signed the agreement, Amorim emphasized that the fact the agreement was concretized in Davos demonstrates that “the theme of poverty is beginning to make significant inroads.”


    In his view, neo-liberal formulas by themselves will not resolve the world’s problems. The Minister once again asked for other countries to assist in Haitian reconstruction.


    The program will last 12 months and will involve trash collection services, through the implementation of five pilot projects in needy sections of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, with the utilization of community participation, simple techniques, and equipment already available in the city.


    The project also includes the provision of consulting serves for waste treatment, as well as the definition of a long-term (10-year) strategy for Haiti in this area.


    This is the second effort of its kind in Haiti. During the Brazilian government mission last December in Port-au-Prince, Brazilian and the World Bank concluded a co-financing project to strengthen the institutional and distributional capacity of Haiti’s school lunch program.


    This project, the World Bank’s first in conjunction with a developing country on behalf of another developing country, was aimed at making it possible to set up school kitchens to allow approximately 35 thousand elementary school children in poor neighborhoods to receive balanced and nutritious daily meals.


    ABr

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Only 10% of Brazilians Belong to a Co-op. This Rate is 40% in Rich Countries.

    More than 6.7 million associates, 7,500 organizations and a production that corresponds to 6% ...

    Brazil Creates Industrial Frontier Strips for 10 Million

    Around 10 million people in the 588 municipalities, in 11 states, that form Brazil’s ...

    Brazil Joins US and China in Contagious Disease Network

    Representatives of Public Health Institutes in 40 countries, including Brazil, signed an agreement Tuesday, January ...

    Carrefour supermarket in Brazil

    Carrefour Becomes Largest Supermarket Group in Brazil

    The French group Carrefour has signed an agreement to acquire the Brazilian supermarket chain ...

    Economic crisis

    Brazil President Sees Crisis as Chance to Create New Global Economic Order

    The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva urged unions and workers to ...

    Lula Sells Biofuel to South Koreans and Wants Them Investing in Brazil

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva spoke about the Brazilian economy today to invite ...

    Brazil Cabinet: The Fall of a Dreamer and a Doer

    Following his resignation, Brazil’s former Education Minister Cristovam Buarque, claimed he had been isolated ...

    Brazil’s Petrobras Grows 70% and Zooms to 8th Place Among World’s Oil Companies

    In a press release, Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras informed that its market value ...

    Number of Jobs Up 3.5% in Brazil, But Real Wages Grow a Meager 0.1%

    The salary mass of Brazilian families rose 3.6% between April and June, in comparison ...

    Indians Get Their Tent and Puxirum at Brazil’s WSF

    In the previous editions of the World Social Forum (WSF), the participation of Indians ...