Two opportunities to reduce poverty
The reduction of poverty, which affects almost 60 percent of the population, is a central goal for Haiti. There is evidence that rampant inflation, food insecurity and changes in the exchange rate are affecting many. Bjorn Lomborg discusses various different approaches that can be taken to reduce poverty.
In his first speech, President Jovenel Moïse spoke of “a Haiti where the inhabitants do not only struggle against poverty; a Haiti where everyone can find a better life.”
Nearly all of the policies and interventions examined in the research project Haiti Priorise have this cause at their heart, such as scholarships for girls to stay in school, the creation of a minimum wage for domestic workers, or subsidies for farmers to buy fertilizer. In different ways, each intervention can increase prosperity."