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This time last year, the World Bank announced $60 million for Haiti tech projects. So far, Haiti has received only $1,328,536.32 to improve internet connectivity and help the population develop digital skills to benefit the economy.

Now, with variants from COVID-19 remaining persistent and only 0.8% of the population vaccinated, the architects of the Haiti Digital Acceleration Project cautioned in different reports that the pandemic is a risk to implementing the project. 

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Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at larisa@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @larisakarr.