Jakina Debnam is a PhD student in economics at Cornell University. Jakina is also an Adam Smith Fellow at the Mercatus Center. Jakina was a research analyst at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
In 2010, Haiti was ravaged by a brutal earthquake that affected the lives of millions. The call to assist those in need was heard around the globe. Yet two years later humanitarian efforts led by governments and NGOs have largely failed.