Case 117 - Negotiating Development Assistance: USAID and the Choice between Public and Private Implementation in Haiti

by ISD - Georgetown University
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Downs, Charles

This case study examines the policies of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Haiti mission toward the public- and private-sector agencies operating within that country in 1988. By analyzing the negotiations USAID conducted to turn broad U.S. foreign assistance policy decisions into identifiable programs on the ground, the study encourages students to reflect the politics and practice of international development assistance programs, and consider how such agreements can best be negotiated.