But since official donors no longer work with the government, that aid has been poorly organized and comparatively ineffective.
As a result, found the report, "many households have suffered from significant financial losses and so are less able to finance their education and health expenses; and the public health and education systems are lacking of funding and materials, especially in rural areas."Another Influx But Madagascar has been the site of a different kind of international investment -- one that has brought in thousands of foreign workers.
Poverty levels rose from 68.7 percent in 2005 to 76.5 percent in 2010, according to a report from the country's National Institute of Statistics.
The costs of basic staples remain high, while infrastructure development has stalled.
Prostitution is rising to dangerous levels in the African island nation of Madagascar, and this has become one of the most visible signifiers of the country's political and economic breakdown over the last three years.