These are extremely interesting discussions and I am sure many will be following and reading closely.
I know that Henri already has some questions posed to him by Padel, but I have some questions that are more long term and hopefully can be answered after Padel's.
I do not know if what I am asking is feasible or if the documentation exists at Promocapital, or even if it would make sense. But Henri I would like to know whether Promocapital has prepared or could consider preparing some kind of a guide indicating the areas where investment in Haiti is not only feasible, but required or recommended. You see, as you suggest, there are so many areas to invest in the country and to me, Haiti is a country which has to be "remade", "reconstructed". I have always thought that because so much has to be redone, you just cannot miss, as long as everything is done within a framework of more modern, adequate and flexible
laws; of functioning institutions with forward vision. Promocapital seems to be aiming at this objective. So it seems to be that a lot of us in the diaspora would greatly benefit from such a guide prepared by expert people.
This guide could contain such information as investments in areas with strong social components, locations in the country where a particular investment would be more useful; what would be needed, what is available in a given area, a projected margin of profit if possible, what kind of social benefits for the population, a projection of job creation, how much would be needed in terms of investments etc etc. There probably exists a Guide to Investment in Haiti, but is there a need to update it and would it be the same thing as what I am suggesting?
I realize such a project would require a lot of manpower and studies, but does it make sense? Is it feasible? Am I asking for the moon? If not, how do you see that could be done?
Hope to read you soon.