New book on Honduras includes a chapter co-authored by Pulte Institute associate

Author: Heather Asiala


A new book, Honduras: Economic, Political and Social Issues, includes a chapter co-authored by Tom Hare, Senior Technical Associate with the Pulte Institute for Global Development. The chapter, “Elusive Prosperity: Rights, Emigration, and Displacement in Honduras”, details the ways the Plan for the Alliance for Prosperity in Honduras sought to generate sources of employment, develop human capital, improve citizen security and access to justice, and strengthen institutions.

The chapter was written in collaboration with Honduran researchers Hugo Noé Pino and Ely Maritza Noé Domínguez, with whom Hare worked on the USAID Central America Regional Human Rights project and the University of Notre Dame sponsored Central American Dialogues on migration

“This collaboration with colleagues from Honduras demonstrates how the Pulte Institute's focus on partnership can bear fruit,” said Hare. “After years of working together to promote research to inform human rights protections among Central American universities and civil society groups, Hugo, Ely and I came together again to examine a major regional policy approach using a human rights lens.  The combination of our perspectives made this chapter possible, and we hope it informs future work to promote economic and social development in Honduras and elsewhere.”    

Hare’s expertise is focused on rule of law and human rights programs in Central America. His experience in design, implementation, and evaluation of international development programs includes work funded by the Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the United Nations. Hare is also the author of Zonas Peligrosas: The Challenge of Creating Safe Neighborhoods in Central America (Fordham University Press), which was released in 2018.

Honduras was released in October 2020 and is available for purchase through major booksellers.