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Title Social resilience and state fragility in Haiti
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 120 pages) : illustrations, color map
Series A World Bank country study
World Bank country study.
Contents The Haitian people : demographics, poverty, and socioeconomic outcomes and risks / by Dorte Verner -- Governance and institutions / by Willy Egset and Stephanie Kuttner -- Political forces and actors / by Dan Erikson [and others] -- Conclusion : breaking out of the conflict-poverty-trap / by Dorte Verner, Stephanie Kuttner, and Willy Egset
Summary Haiti is a society whose rural communities in particular have developed coping mechanisms in response to a long history of underdevelopment and political instability. Like other fragile states, however, Haiti is also beset by widespread poverty, inequality, economic decline, unemployment, poor governance, and violence. This Country Study examines Haiti's conflict-poverty trap from the perspective of the triangle of factors that have been identified as its main components: (a) demographic and socioeconomic factors at the individual and household levels; (b) the state's institutional capacity to provide public goods and manage social risks; and (c) the agendas and strategies of political actors. The report's three main chapters explore the nature of these components. The closing chapter considers the linkages among them.--Publisher's description
Notes "Dorte Verner and Willy Egset (task team leaders and the main authors of this report) led the report team"--Page vii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-120)
Notes Print version record
Subject Political stability -- Haiti
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment.
Economic history.
Economic policy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
Political stability.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Haiti -- Economic conditions -- 1971-
Haiti -- Economic policy.
Haiti -- Politics and government -- 1986-
Haiti -- Population
Haiti -- Social conditions -- 1971-
Form Electronic book
Author Egset, Willy.
Verner, Dorte.
World Bank.
LC no. 2007298577
ISBN 0821371878