Haiti quake four years on

Four years after the earthquake in Haiti, it is still hard to trace where the money has gone.

Data released by the USAid last year shows it spent more than $270m on projects in Haiti in 2013, with US-based companies receiving almost half of this and American non-profits a further 37%.

But the data that has been published is incomplete. More than 300 records (accounting for almost 6% of total spending in 2013) lack detail on where organisations are located, for example.

The largest USAid spending areas in 2013 were health (25%) and humanitarian assistance (22%); both were dominated by US-based organisations, which received 98% and 82% of funding respectively. Agriculture was the third-largest spending area (11%).

Read more about why we should still care about Haiti.

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