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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Haiti is a resilient society whose rural communities in particular have
developed coping mechanisms in response to a long history of underdevelopment
and political instability. The country's religious, cultural, and artistic life
is highly diverse and vibrant. Like other fragile states, however, Haiti is
also beset by widespread poverty, inequality, economic decline, unemployment,
poor governance, and violence. This Country Study examines Haiti's
conflict-poverty trap from the perspective of the triangle of factors that have
been identified as its main components: (a) demographic and socioeconomic
factors at the individual and household levels; (b) the state's institutional
capacity to provide public goods and manage social risks; and (c) the agendas
and strategies of political actors. The report's three main chapters explore
the nature of these components. The closing chapter considers the linkages