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Top Ideas for Research

After a rigorous vetting process, the best interventions from 700+ proposed at the sector expert roundtables were narrowed down to the 70 most promising.

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Haiti Priorise Regional Youth Forums

Over the course of 10 weeks, starting in February 2017, youth leaders will meet at universities across Haiti, to participate in prioritization exercises to propose their priorities for their regions.

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Sector Expert Rountables

From March to May 2016, Haïti Priorise organized 17 sector expert roundtables, designed to discuss smart solutions covering 18 different topic areas.

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Identifying Solutions for Haiti 

Haiti faces some of the most acute social and economic development challenges in the world. Despite an influx of aid in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, growth and progress continue to be minimal, at best

With so many actors and the wide breadth of challenges from food security and clean water access to health, education, environmental degradation, and infrastructure, what should the top priorities be for policy makers, international donors, NGOs and businesses? With limited resources and time, it is crucial that focus is informed by what will do the most good for each gourde spent.

The Haïti Priorise project will work with stakeholders across the country to find, analyze, rank and disseminate the best solutions for the country.

We will engage people and institutions from all parts of society, through newspapers, radio and TV, along with NGOs, decision makers, sector experts and businesses to propose the most relevant solutions to these challenges. We will commission some of the best economists in Haiti, the region and the world to calculate the social, environmental and economic costs and benefits of these proposals. 

Once the research is available, we'll ask everyone - from Nobel Laureates to everyday citizens - to set their priorities for the country, sparking a nationwide conversation about what the most effective and efficient solutions are for Haiti.

The Copenhagen Consensus produces practical ideas that leaders can implement, and help us to identify and promote cost-efficient initiatives. Most importantly, however, it will serve to emphasize the importance of collective action."

- Oscar Arias, President of Costa Rica and recipient of Nobel Peace Prize

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The Process

First, we listened. We organized sector expert roundtable meetings to solicit inputs from local experts about the best solutions for Haiti. We heard more than 700 ideas on how to help the country

Then, we will research. We have asked leading international and Haitian economists to examine the most promising solutions in their fields, which will produce groundbreaking new research to be stress-tested in review roundtables meetings, and then published and presented to leading new outlets.

Finally, we will scrutinize and compare the proposed interventions. Applying limited resources to unlimited problems means prioritizing—finding the policies that do the most good for Haiti. At our 2017 conference in Port-au-Prince, we will ask an Eminent Panel of economists and development experts to analyze the proposals, and identify the smartest investments.

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