Tuesday, February 2, 2010

UNDP Reports: Haiti Cash-for-Work program expands

Haiti cash-for-work project expands; more than 30,000 now employed

Global support from donors increases; Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and others provide support

Port-au-Prince ― Following a period of preparation that involved securing equipment and setting up systems of recruitment and payment, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cash-for-Work initiative in Haiti is expanding rapidly. The number of workers doubled over the weekend to 31,885 and is expected to double by the end of the week.

“Expansion at first was constrained by the need to coordinate with local authorities and ensure that systems were in place for things like payments and for the transparent and accountable management of the finances,” said UNDP Country Director Eric Overvest.

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