Port-au-Prince, 26 November 2012_ The President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe today presided over a meeting of the Haitian government, the international community and Haitian stakeholder organizations to endorse a new framework for the coordination of external assistance in support of Haiti's development ( Cadre de Coopération de l'Aide Externe au Développement [CAED]).
The CAED will, in part, take on the role previously played by the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) in monitoring, coordinating and rationalizing aid flows for both reconstruction and longer-term development. The CAED will be managed by the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation with the participation of the international community as well as the sectoral and thematic coordination tables to ensure that aid supports Haiti's development plans and policies.
"In order to guarantee a sound governance of the management of external assistance, we will follow the following principles:
1) The leadership of the government with the participation of the international community;
2) Strengthening institutional capacity and human resources; and,
3) A guarantee of mutual accountability of results, development plans respecting Haitian
The CAED is like a refinery that receives the gross aid flows and uses them to produce refined results and tools. " said Prime Minister Lamothe.
Josef Leitmann, the HRF Manager hopes " that the CAED can play a role to support the process of prioritizing funding requests to the HRF which still has $119 million to be allocated." He also proposed that the HRF serve as a source of funding for the proper functioning of the CAED.