The "partnership" believed that rebuilding the capabilities of the Haitian state should play no role in the reconstruction. The panacea to Haiti's problems lay in the creation of a flourishing private sector. "What's really going to change Haiti and make this process different from all the previous ones is [the] development of the private sector, and I think there's a consensus in that", AgustĂn Aguerre, the Haiti manager for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), tells me. The bank disbursed $177bn in grant money in 2010, more than any other multilateral source, to push this agenda. "Private sector is the big difference, it's what will be creating wealth, creating jobs, not the public sector", Mr. Aguerre adds.
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