Publication Date

2013-12-18

Availability

Open access

Embargo Period

2013-12-18

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)

Department

International Studies (Arts and Sciences)

Date of Defense

2013-11-21

First Committee Member

Bruce Bagley

Second Committee Member

Laura Gomez Mera

Third Committee Member

Ambler Moss

Fourth Committee Member

William Silverman

Abstract

This study provides an in-depth look at a NGO in Haiti that is attempting to generate some of its own revenue as opposed to relying solely on donor support. This case may prove to be a watershed and represent a new paradigm in development. The creation of micro-businesses and support for the state show signs of creating a more long term, sustainable solution to sanitation needs in Haiti. While the success or failure of this venture falls outside the scope of this study, it identifies emerging trends that may support the venture. The study concludes that while there is a long road ahead and many challenges there is potential for a small, grassroots non-profit to change the development paradigm. Additional research on the topic is called for as well.

Keywords

Haiti; Development; NGO

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