The NAAHP Working Abstract

The Global Economy moves every day. Participation simply requires a product and a willingness to compete and trade. This is what both successfully developed, emerging, and developing countries have learned and pursued. Developed economies such as Japan and Germany tried electronics and heavy industries in the 60s, 70s and 80s. China, during its emergence, focused its efforts at fostering global factories for the Global Economy. Within Latin America and the Caribbean we see similar patterns. Brazil exports commodities to the Global Economy; Costa Rica:  Pineapples and Tourism. Dominican Republic: Tourism (though efforts are now being made to introduce some light industries). Even when exploring the United States on a State-by-State perspective, a familiar trend emerges. California equals Technology and Hollywood. New York equals Wall Street, Fashion, Media and Madison Avenue. This trend continues to reflect itself even at the City-State level. Orlando equals Disney. Boston equals Education and Financial Services. Houston is Oil & Drilling. Delaware equals Capital-Entity Formation. And so on.

What should the Haitian participation in the Global Economy look like? What is the product? Is it Tourism? Is it a similar approach as Costa Rica? Is it Organic crop and food production? Is it Business Process Outsourcing?  Or perhaps should Haiti try something entirely new? Radically new? Can Haiti even try anything without the necessary infrastructure—both social and physical? Education, Healthcare, Roads, Energy, Transportation and Telecommunications Networks? How can the national product and the national income become inclusive to the benefit of all citizens?

The NAAHP Working Group in keeping with the conference theme of Disrupting and Redefining the Road Ahead will be tasked to provide recommendations to these contemporary questions.  Within the context of competition and trade in the Global Economy they will explore one or more proposed narratives for Haiti to consider. The Working Group will outline in a written document the basis as well as the recommendation for this narrative intended to serve as a Roadmap for Policymakers and constituents to consider—perhaps becoming a blueprint for Haiti.

The outcome of the NAAHP Working Group meetings will be presented on Saturday October 27, 2018 in the form of a panel discussion with domain experts during the annual conference to be held at Florida International University in Miami Florida.

An economic revolution requires significant and fundamental change in the way we administer and manage our daily affairs and our social interactions. Join us as we explore the recommendations of the NAAHP Working Group together.