Under the auspices of the Caribbean Development Bank, the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) delivered a two-week Project Appraisal and Economic Management (PAEM) seminar in Port au Prince, Haiti, from Aug. 4-15, 2014. The program was delivered at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration Financière, which is part of the Ministry of Finance and the Economy in Haiti.

The purpose of the program was to design and implement a training course in the area of results-oriented project appraisal, risk and economic management to meet the needs of mid- and senior-level public service personnel in Haiti. The course content and relevant case studies will also be used in the delivery of future training programs by public service training institutions in Haiti.

“To create value added, we have to invest in projects that are good from the point of view of the economy as a whole,” said program participant Nelio Leonard. “The training offered by the PAEM program is very interesting and was an opportunity to improve my capability.”

The program was directed by Dr. Fernando Fernholz, associate professor of the practice of public policy at DCID. The faculty team included Herman Grant from Jamaica/Barbados, and Marie Veyrier and Bonaventure Fandohan, both fellows in the Master of International Development Policy program at DCID.

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