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Haiti - Toward a new narrative : systematic country diagnostic (English)

Areas of economic opportunity for Haiti include agribusiness, light manufacturing, and tourism. Building on these opportunities, the Government of Haiti issued in May 2012 a strategic development plan (PSDH), aiming at building a new modern, diversified, resilient, competitive, and inclusive economy, respectful of its environment and in which people’s basic needs are met. This systematic country diagnostic (SCD) seeks to identify the most important constraints to and opportunities for inclusive and sustainable growth in Haiti. To identify the key constraints to Haiti’s growth and shared prosperity, an extensive review of the literature (from both within and outside the World Bank) was first carried out. This report attempts to provide some prioritization and identify the most binding constraints, both quantitatively and through a series of consultations with stakeholders and the country team.


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    Singh, Raju Jan, Barton-Dock,Mary A.

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    Systematic Country Diagnostic

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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Haiti - Toward a new narrative : systematic country diagnostic

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Singh, Raju Jan Barton-Dock,Mary A.

Haiti - Toward a new narrative : systematic country diagnostic (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.