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Lack of confidence makes Haitians uncompetitive

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Lack of trust among Haitians causes a lack of competitiveness and certainly low productivity, said the first day of the tenth Business Forum of the Greater Caribbean held in Port-au-Prince economist Pierre Marie Boisson, which revealed results a survey on mental attitudes conducted on a diverse sample of Haitians. The foreign currency transfers from migrants create the dollarization of its economy, which itself causes inflation and declining competitiveness. The gourd is weakening against the dollar. So exports become less competitive. A vicious circle, in the opinion of the economist.

To affect this distrust negative, a mass communication campaign should be launched to change attitudes and build competitiveness. At this level, working to dispel mistrust among Haitians is proposed by Mr. Beverage is also a member of the Presidential Commission on Competitiveness.
Impoverishment of the economy and decapitalization ENTAIL distrust and dependence, a lack of strategy which is simply survival. The solution lies in the growth and income generated from a choice of target sectors identified by the committee recently.

"We can not talk about competitiveness if we are slow and small, for his part reported Andres Van Der Horst Alvarez, Executive Director of CEI-RD, the equivalent in Dominican Republic Central Facilitating Investments (CFI). The Dominican official who highlighted the efforts of President Leonel Fernandez during the last five years to establish the National Competitiveness Council has also noted that the competitiveness does not exist if accountability is absent.

"No poor country does not develop alone, so we partnered with other countries like the United States of America," said Executive Director of CEI-RD, which highlighted the many reforms initiated by his country to become competitive and attract foreign direct investment.

The Dominican official does not mince to advise Haitians: "There must be a change in mentality at the base to become competitive. For him, competitiveness must be systemic, that is to say must involve government, business and civil society.

The ambition of Andres Van Der Horst Alvarez will want to create, to sell the region, a "brand" Caribbean characterized by good music, beautiful beaches, the joy of living, peace, good food ...

Julio H. Estrada, director of PRONACOM in Guatemala, shared the experiences of his country's competitiveness. "Guatemala has worked extensively on the cluster strategy to become competitive in and out of the circle of poverty," he said.
The competitiveness, the backbone of any nation aspiring to foreign trade and economic development, said oil stain on the first day of the tenth Business Forum of the Greater Caribbean held at the Karibe Hotel in the hills above Port-au - Prince until October 24. Each country has its plan. In Haiti for his.

Source: Lenouvelliste
English translation: Levanjiltv

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