Rural grassroots organisations in Haiti: a case of wasted potential

It is argued that the central role of rural grassroots organizations (RGOs) in Haitian rural development is of considerable importance. The Haitian Emergency Economic Recovery Programme has excluded the involvement of RGOs, and it is suggested that this will render the EERP largely impotent in confronting the extreme poverty and environmental degradation of the country. The paper describes some of the ways in which Haitian RGOs ought to be involved in the development process. Abstract supplied by kind permission of CABI.