The Huffington Post Invites Laurent Lamothe to reflect on the 2010 earthquake

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Just over 5 years ago, on 12 January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, laying waste to the country. Seeing his country struggle to recover from the disaster, the then Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, pledged to make it his life’s work to stimulate the socio-economic development not only of Haiti, but of all emerging and developing countries.

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Just over 5 years ago, on 12 January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, laying waste to the country. Seeing his country struggle to recover from the disaster, the then Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, pledged to make it his life’s work to stimulate the socio-economic development not only of Haiti, but of all emerging and developing countries.

 

While Mr. Lamothe was grateful for the role that foreign aid played in helping Haiti deal with the aftermath of the earthquake, the country’s ongoing struggle to overcome the devastation made him keenly aware of the need for developing countries like Haiti to find alternative sources of financing in order to achieve social and economic progress. That is how he became interested in innovative financing for development, an approach that consists of raising funds for development projects through non-traditional mechanisms, such as micro-contributions and public-private partnerships.

 

He then proceeded to implement this approach in Haiti, as a way to support the country’s recovery process. The results are such that Mr. Lamothe has now undertaken to promote the model in all developing and emerging countries, to assist them on the road to post-disaster recovery or socio-economic empowerment.

 

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Just over 5 years ago, on 12 January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, laying waste to the country. Seeing his country struggle to recover from the disaster, the then Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, pledged to make it his life’s work to stimulate the socio-economic development not only of Haiti, but of all emerging and developing countries.

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Just over 5 years ago, on 12 January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, laying waste to the country. Seeing his country struggle to recover from the disaster, the then Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, pledged to make it his life’s work to stimulate the socio-economic development not only of Haiti, but of all emerging and developing countries.

 

While Mr. Lamothe was grateful for the role that foreign aid played in helping Haiti deal with the aftermath of the earthquake, the country’s ongoing struggle to overcome the devastation made him keenly aware of the need for developing countries like Haiti to find alternative sources of financing in order to achieve social and economic progress. That is how he became interested in innovative financing for development, an approach that consists of raising funds for development projects through non-traditional mechanisms, such as micro-contributions and public-private partnerships.

 

He then proceeded to implement this approach in Haiti, as a way to support the country’s recovery process. The results are such that Mr. Lamothe has now undertaken to promote the model in all developing and emerging countries, to assist them on the road to post-disaster recovery or socio-economic empowerment.

 

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Just over 5 years ago, on 12 January 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, laying waste to the country. Seeing his country struggle to recover from the disaster, the then Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, pledged to make it his life’s work to stimulate the socio-economic development not only of Haiti, but of all emerging and developing countries.

 

While Mr. Lamothe was grateful for the role that foreign aid played in helping Haiti deal with the aftermath of the earthquake, the country’s ongoing struggle to overcome the devastation made him keenly aware of the need for developing countries like Haiti to find alternative sources of financing in order to achieve social and economic progress. That is how he became interested in innovative financing for development, an approach that consists of raising funds for development projects through non-traditional mechanisms, such as micro-contributions and public-private partnerships.

 

He then proceeded to implement this approach in Haiti, as a way to support the country’s recovery process. The results are such that Mr. Lamothe has now undertaken to promote the model in all developing and emerging countries, to assist them on the road to post-disaster recovery or socio-economic empowerment.

 

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