FOCAL Views: Thinking through Haiti
Critical and creative thinking is essential
to guide reconstruction.
Haiti is famous for its proverbs; most
require some knowledge of the country to truly appreciate them. There is,
however, one that is understood universally and instantly: "In Haiti,
everything is a priority."
After the earthquake, what had already
been acute challenges are now more complex and more resourcedemanding,
and will require action beyond past efforts. This reality is not recognized
by all. It is thus opportune and necessary to examine the situation critically