Haiti's New DealRich Stigall
Progress is generally incremental. Grandparents that see their grandkids periodically are, at times, better positioned to notice growth and change than the parents themselves. While growing GDP isn’t the primary purpose of GO Project, progress in our partner countries is always encouraging. Such was the case in my latest trip to Haiti.
Work crews, like the one pictured here, are all over the streets, cleaning up. Dumpsters, long-absent in this beautiful country, have made their debut. I don’t run inside Haiti’s political circles, but this seems to be the beginning of FDR’s NEW DEAL with a Haitian twist. Perhaps this is one of Martelly’s first initiatives to deliver on campaign promises to create jobs, increase international confidence in the new administration, clean up the streets. No plan is perfect, but action and progress are a welcomed sight.