EFFECTS OF FINANCIAL SPATIAL GAPS ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN HAITI. THE CASE OF THE MUNICIPAL BUDGETS OF 2017–2018.

Abstract : For decade Haiti's development was thought to be the prerogative of the central authorities who conceived, in national logic, strategies for this purpose without necessarily considering the subnational specificities. This vision of the development of the territories emerged from a unique context and history that would therefore imply a unique development logic. By taking the case of studies the budgetary allocations to the Haitian communes for the fiscal years2017-2018, we want to demonstrate that the logic of allocating the financing of local authorities is neither neutral nor strategic. The purpose of this article is twofold. First, it is to model spatial disparities and structural instability in the national territory. Secondly, it is to study the differences in space and to explain the inclusiveness and complementary nature of the territorial development process. Limited analysis of the communal allocations of budgetary appropriations reveals two major anomalies in the financing logic of these territories. The first anomaly considers the legitimization of territorial and socioeconomic disparities that comes from an unenlightened choice of leaders to design Haitian territory and the proximity relations between the localized actors. The second anomaly is found in the lack of vision or global consideration in the national strategy for territorial development. The Haitian State cannot therefore make a planned and strategic management of the territory because it is too dependent on the economic events.
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Christophe Providence. EFFECTS OF FINANCIAL SPATIAL GAPS ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN HAITI. THE CASE OF THE MUNICIPAL BUDGETS OF 2017–2018.. 2019. ⟨hal-02134988⟩

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