The government department, Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (MPCE) in Haiti, held a summit for all non-government organizations (NGO) to explain the new regulations within the Vision 2030 plan. The goal of Vision 2030 is for Haiti to become an emerging market (developing country) by the year 2030. By emerging market, the government intends to:
- Attract investments from companies in other countries such as the United States and Venezuela.
- Increase transparency and effective use of country resources
- Focus on replacing aid with investment
- Increase NGO emphasis on training and education
MPCE is actively working to increase the effectiveness of the aid that is coming into Haiti to make sure it aligns with the Vision 2030. This results in additional reporting both at the onset and ongoing throughout the process of projects that are funded by NGOs.
The work of Haiti Outreach aligns perfectly with Vision 2030, as all our work is based on community development that is requested by and maintained by the communities of Haiti. We believe, as does the MPCE, that for Haiti to become an emerging market, the Haitian people need to be educated on and involved with any development that happens within their communities. This is the basis for our community development program. We are enthusiastic that the government has made a declaration to work closely with NGOs to accomplish their vision.