World Bank Endorses $255 million [US] 2012 Strategy for Haiti
- Thursday, December 01, 2011 7:01 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (defend.ht) - The World Bank Board of Directors endorsed a $255 million [US] 12-month strategy for Haiti that will allocate $70 million [US] towards "education for all", $60 million [US] towards disaster risk management and $50 million [US] to relaunch agriculture.
The World Bank's 2012 Haiti Interim Strategy Note (ISN) includes the second phase of a project which began four years ago called "Education for All".
In the year 2012, this part of the ISN hopes to increase access to primary education for children aged 6-12, and allow 100,000 students from 1,200 schools to attend school for free, and 75,000 students to receive hot meals at school. In addition, 8,280 student-teachers will enter an accelerated traing program. This project's cost is $70 million [US].
A risk management project hopes to strengthen the Haitian government's response ability to natural disasters and health hazards. The World Bank says it has $60 million [US] for this project.
Lastly, the World Bank says it will put $50 million [US] towards relaunching agriculture in Haiti. 50,000 producers are estimated to benefit.
In September the World Bank pledged $95 million [US] to the Mayor of Delmas, a district in Port-au-Prince. The World Bank also pledged $500 million [US] in September to help with reconstructing Haiti. Sean Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization received $2.25 million [US].
Related 09.10.2011: Mayor of Delmas Welcomes World Bank $95M[US] Support for Neighborhood Revitalization
Related 09.09.2011: Top Executives from the World Bank Travel to Haiti