Ideally, USAID and other donors should make sustainability an umbrella aspect of their political, social, and economic development programming.
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Six months after the earthquake, the plan for a "New Future for Haiti" (a "Haitian-led" effort being funded under World Bank oversight, through a commission whose members include only seven Haitians) seems remote indeed.
This week's International Donors' Conference could mean the difference between life and death for many in Haiti. It's our hope that governments agree upon long-term reconstruction commitments.
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