Haiti: Obstacles to Education Reform

The price of inaction is high. About 65 percent of Haiti's population is under the age of 30. An entire generation is at risk if the country does not act to provide an education for its youth. The Inter-American Development Bank estimates that Haiti will need about $3 billion USD to build an education system that is free, public and universal. Even still, Haiti needs talent as well: Of the 70,000 teachers in Haiti, only about half are adequately trained to teach.