The book, Building a More Resilient Haitian State, by Dobbins Crane K. and Laurel Miller J. gives a detailed analysis of the Haitian community as far as literacy is concerned. It gives a detailed account of all the factors that are essential in measuring the literacy levels of the people. They include the level of governance and public administration, security, education, health and the nation’s economic policy among others. It provides an analysis of the demographic s of the community with a great emphasis on the effect of poverty in the literacy rates of the Haitian community.
The literacy rates of any given community are based on the level as well as the quality of education that pupils/students receive. The proportion of the members of a community that is able to access education as well as the number of educational institutions also plays a pivotal role in establishing the literacy rates. The book has given a detailed explanation of the education system in the nation, which reflects the above-mentioned aspects. It also explores the ability of the people of Haiti to recognize the importance of education. For instance, it has shown how receptive the Haitian community has been to the donors who seek to promote education in the nation. The more the support they receive, the more the number of people who are able to get a basic education. Among the aspects that demonstrate the literacy rates of a community is the health of the individuals. This is based on the fact that the higher the literacy rates, the better the health of the people in question and vice versa. The authors have elaborated on different health issues as indicators of the literacy levels and rates in Haiti. Generally, the book is a rich source of information required in understanding the literacy rates in Haiti.
Crane, Keith Dobbins, and Laurel Miller James. Building a More Resilient Haitian State. Santa
Monica, CA: Rand Corporation, 2010.