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Canada is very proud to be associated with the Copenhagen Consensus Center for the Haiti Priorise project. Our support has been to finance Consensus research on the most impactful solutions to the development challenges facing Haiti.

And I would like to point out that - although this work was funded by Canada - the analysis was carried out in a totally independent way by the Consensus and its experts. The idea was not to impose solutions, but rather to generate a debate on the most impactful actions for the socio-economic development of Haiti.

-  Paula Caldwell St-Onge, Ambassador of Canada 


The research and findings of Haiti Priorise make very useful reading not just for the government, but for donors and NGOs – and to anyone with an interest in this nation’s future”

-  Ketleen Florestal, Eminent Panel member and advisor to the Executive Directors of Haiti at the World Bank Group and the IMF.


There are many infrastructure needs, but among them electricity reform is indispensible. Reform will be challenging, but it is vital. A poor-functioning electricity sector puts brakes on the Haitian economy. We must remove this constraint to economic growth. Freeing up $200 million dollars per year means this money could be better spent on areas like health and education, to achieve a lot more for Haiti.”

- Kesner Pharel, Eminent Panel member and renowned Haitian economist


Wheat flour fortification is a very cheap intervention, involving cooperation between the government and Haitian industry to ensure that micronutrients are added at the mill. I find that there is a compelling case that fortifying a staple food product could make a significant difference to an important nutritional problem."

- Philome Joseph Raymond Magloire, Eminent Panel member and former governor of the Central Bank (BRH)


[the proposal is] worthy of prioritization because of their transformative potential: if carried out correctly in the Haitian context, this could improve the diets and health of many people and remove a significant disadvantage from a significant portion of the population.”

- Ketleen Florestal, Eminent Panel member and advisor to the Executive Directors of Haiti at the World Bank Group and the IMF.


There is a very short window during which we can make a huge difference to a child’s entire life. The Haiti Priorise research highlights the need to make sure that we seize life-changing opportunities in nutrition, health and education.”

-  Vernon Smith, Eminent Panel member and Nobel Laureate


By considering the input of the government, businesses and others, and taking a careful look at many hundreds of proposals, Haiti Priorise has ensured that it is grounded in the Haitian context.”

- Philome Joseph Raymond Magloire, Eminent Panel member and former governor of the Central Bank (BRH)