SANTO DOMINGO.- The United States of America has drawn up a 10-year strategic plan to stabilize Haiti.
The goal is to promote a common vision and environment of long-term stability for Haitian citizens and government.
This note published on Monday in the Listín Diary explains that this plan provides government institutions more capable and responsive to the basic needs of Haitians and that Haitians develop enough confidence in public institutions to participate in the civil and political processes of Haiti.
The United States will also orchestrate diplomatic engagement and provide assistance to promote prompt and accountable governance and security and support an engaged and successful citizenry.
The project envisions a phased approach, prioritizing security and justice sector efforts from the beginning to the current Haitian context.
In this first phase, the US will join efforts and pressure the Haitian police and civil society partners to inform and implement programs to strengthen citizen security and the rule of law.
This will be in progress while ensuring the protection and promotion of human rights and accountability.
Initial efforts in key areas include neighborhoods with high crime and violence rates and low economic and transportation costs.
Phase II will address the causes of instability, building on judicial reform and calling for civil engagement and economic opportunity.
Phase III will help develop Haitian ownership systems for sustainable impact and fundamental institutional change.
These developments will allow the United States government to adapt to various circumstances on the ground, including capitalizing on strategic targets.