Director of Training, J-PAL Global Senior Research Manager, J-PAL Global MPA/ID, Harvard University
Marc Shotland holds an Masters in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ ID) degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Williams College. He first joined Professors Duflo and Banerjee in the summer of 2002 to run randomized evaluations of education interventions as a field research associate in India. In 2004 he joined the Poverty Action Lab’s Cambridge office as a research manager. He left in 2006 to earn his Masters at Harvard before rejoining J-PAL in 2008 in his current position.
One third of the population of Haiti does not have access to water, and worse, clean drinking water, Port-au-Prince’s population (which includes most of the people whom we serve) has 60% of people suffering from the lack of clean water with an even higher percentage without access to clean drinking water. Also education is one of the prominent sectors for the socio-economic development of a country. It guarantees the viability of dignified living conditions. Presently, Haiti has 85% illiteracy with many children unable to receive an education due to poverty. Education has been quite costly in Haiti.