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  • Haiti

  • U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2013 – Haiti

    The following is an excerpt from the 2013 U.S. Department of State Trafficking of Persons (TIP) report. It provides details on human trafficking in Haiti including, the country’s tier placement (level of compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards), prosecution and prevention techniques performed by the nation’s government, and recommendations offered. Download File

    Remittances Profile of Haiti – Migration Policy Institute

    The following is a brief overview, provided by the Migration Policy Institute, on the remittances to Haiti from the Diaspora in various continents. Download File

    Understanding the Remittance Economy in Haiti

    This study examines how remittances help to maintain ties between the Haitian Diaspora and their family members, and the economic benefits of such a phenomenon. Download File

    Haiti’s Sixth Review under the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility

    Due to Haiti’s slow economic growth, the IMF has carried out its sixth review of the country’s development under the extended credit facility arrangement. Consequently, it has examined the country’s request for an extension of the agreement and a rephrase of disbursements. Download File

    Haiti Issues a Letter of Intent for Financial Support from the IMF

    The following item is a Letter of Intent of the government of Haiti, which describes the policies the country intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF. Download File

    Healthcare in Haiti

    Haiti spends 7% to 11% of its national budget toward health care. Of this amount, 80% is used for salary leaving the remains 20% for furniture and drugs. Much help comes from foreign countries such as U.S., Canada, France, Cuba, others.     Download File

    Health Development Experiences in Haiti

    Haiti’s history is marred by neo colonialism, structural violence, dictatorial politics, and severe natural disasters. These social political and geo-ecological factors have played a strong role in shaping the country’s past and current experiences in health and development. This paper gives an overview of Haiti’s recent developments in health, in light of the country’s tragic and complex history. Download File

    Eight Perspectives on the Decision Made by the Inter-America Court of Human Rights in the Case of Yvon Neptune v. Haiti

    The purpose of this article is to examine a recent decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (“Court”), Yvon Neptune v. Haiti 1 (“Decision”) from a number of complementary viewpoints. Download File

     

    The Investment Facilitation Center

    Haitian investors and foreign investors enjoy the same rights and privileges. However, foreign investors residing in Haiti must obtain permission to reside. No other authorization, license or permit which is not required of Haitian investors is applicable to foreign investors. Download File

     

    Haiti’s Rural Broadband Initiative Progress Report: Q1 2012

    Political Instability: In May 2011, President Michel Martelly took office after initial and run-off elections with historically low voter turnouts (less than 23 percent in both rounds), and allegations of widespread voter fraud and the arbitrary exclusion of political parties. Download File

     

    Fighting for Human Rights for Haiti’s Poor

    Political Instability: In May 2011, President Michel Martelly took office after initial and run-off elections with historically low voter turnouts (less than 23 percent in both rounds), and allegations of widespread voter fraud and the arbitrary exclusion of political parties. Download File

     

    Build back Better Strategies for Societal Renewal in Haiti

    For several weeks in January 2010, the world witnessed one of the most extraordinary demonstrations of courage, dignity, and unity by a people ranked as the poorest and most politically unstable in the Western Hemisphere. The Haitian people showed the world how far it could go in its determination to survive against all odds. Download File

     

    Integrated Economic Zones in Haiti

    There is strong investor interest in Haiti that could generate 380,000 jobs by 2030. With abundant affordable labor and close proximity to the U.S., Haiti possesses good potential to capture new investments in the apparel, agri-business, construction/building materials, logistics, and tourism sectors in the near term, while transitioning over time to other higher-value industries. Download File

     

    Community Entrepreneur Based Reliable Electricity Generation in Rural Haiti

    The Sirona Cares Foundation (Sirona) and the Community Solutions Initiative (CSI) of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers are developing sustainable businesses in Haiti to provide renewable electricity to 1 million Haitian people.   Download File

     

    Justice Reform and the Security Crisis in Haiti

    Violent and organised crime threatens to overwhelm Haiti. The justice system is weak and dysfunctional, no match for the rising wave of kidnappings, drug and human trafficking, assaults and rapes. Download File

     

    Mobile Entrepreneurship and Employment in Haiti

    Given its strong recent growth, the global mobile industry is now a major source of employment opportunities on both the supply and demand side. Employment opportunities in the mobile industry can be categorized into direct jobs and indirect jobs, with a diverse labor force supplying each category.                                                                                                                        Download File

     

    Rebuilding Haiti in the Martelly Era

    The following article is from the joint hearing of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics and the Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection will come to order. Download File

     

    Doing Business in a Most Transparent World – A Report on Business in Haiti

    Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 10 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits and getting electricity. Download File

     

    New Concepts in Post-Disaster Development: Learning from Social Entrepreneurs in Northern Haiti

    A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of infinite money transfer from richer countries to the poorer ones. A fundamental flaw in the economic and political debate on solving today’s problems is the assumption of resource abundance and the human capacity. Download File

     

    Haiti Regeneration Initiative

    The Haiti Regeneration Initiative (HRI) is a very long-term sustainable development initiative, designed to gradually grow and evolve from its small beginnings in 2010 to a national scale venture lasting until 2040. Download File

     

    Business Investment Expo and Conference

    For the past two years, with the support of the Embassy of Haiti, sponsors like Cardno, DAI, Mercy Corps, Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief and the community at large, the Haiti Renewal Alliance has provided platforms for advancing dialogue and action on critical issues regarding sustainable development. Download File

     

    HIV and AIDS in Haiti

    The HIV and AIDS pandemic represent a major global challenge. It is not only in the worst affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa that the situation is critical. There are other parts of the world where the impact of HIV and AIDS, although less publicised, is devastating communities and presents a serious threat to national governments. Download File

     

    Help, Hope and Healing for Haiti

    ACTS (Active Christians That Serve ) is unique in our means of providing humanitarian services. We specialize in community training of high school and college age young adults in the United States as well as abroad, to empower others. Download FIle

     

    Tip Sheet on Haitian Culture

    There is an old Haitian proverb that states “Beyond the mountains more mountains.” Although most of Haiti consists of mountains the proverb reflects the Haitian view that beyond current problems lie others. Download File

     

    Haiti 2010: Exploiting Disaster 1

    Just before 5pm on Tuesday 12 January, 2010, Haiti’s capital city and the rounding area were devastated by the most catastrophic earthquake in the history of the hemisphere. Download File

     

    Peace Missions in Haiti: the Voices of Actors

    Since the end of the Cold War, peace missions have become one of the most frequently used instruments in the area of peace building and yet, at the same time, one of the most controversial. The number of peace operations has increased considerably since the early 90s and the UN currently leads peace missions. Download File

     

    Stigma and Tuberculosis among the Haitian Population

    Dr. Jeannine Coreil, Chair of Community and Family Health at USF, has been working with Hôpital Ste. Croix in Haiti for the past ten years on cultural factors and infectious diseases. Currently, their research is exploring the stigma surrounding tuberculosis. Download File

     

    Haitian Progress Report after Powerful Earthquake in 2010

    Even before the earthquake struck on 12 January 2010, Haiti was the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, ranked by the United Nations Development Programme as one of the world’s 50 poorest countries (2009). In short, life was already a struggle for most families. Then the earthquake hit, and lives were turned upside down. Download File

     

    Integrating the Management of Watersheds and Coastal areas in Haiti

    This paper represents the “Haiti National Report” prepared in the context of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved Project Development Facility Block B (PDF B) entitled Integrating Watershed and Coastal Areas Management in Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean whose major objective is to identify common problems and specific recommendations to be included. Download File

     

    Haiti – A History of Intervention, Occupation and Resistance

    As predictions for the death toll from the Haitian earthquakes rise over 200,000, ABC News have reported that planes carrying medical equipment and relief supplies are having to compete with soldiers for the valuable slots at Port-au-Prince airport which was taken over by the US military after the quake. Download File

     

    Haiti and the United Nations Security Council

    The strong desire of the elected authorities of Haiti to combat insecurity by setting up a professional police force and a functioning, equitable justice system is backed up by Security Council resolution 1608 (2005). This resolution requested the Secretary-General to share with the Security Council the reform plan for the HNP, formulated by MINUSTAH. Download File

     

    Background and Legal System of Haiti

    The “Background and Legal System” of Haiti is based on the Napoleonic Code of 1804. Other elements of the Haitian code were adopted either directly or with very little modification from the French code. Download File

     

    Haitian Creole for Healthcare

    The following documents a list of Haitian terms, commonly associated with healthcare, and provides the English form of these terms. Download File

     

    Haiti’s Rendezvous with History

    On January 16, 2011, former president-for-life of Haiti, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, returned to his homeland after nearly 25 years in exile. The government of Haiti responded by re-opening a 2008 investigation into alleged financial crimes, and several victims of serious human rights violations under the Duvalier government also came forward and filed complaints.      Download File      

     

     

    Geospatial Data Availability for Haiti

    This report documents the type and source of geospatial data available for Haiti. It was compiled to serve as a resource for geographic information system (GIS) - based land management and planning. It will be useful for conservation planning, reforestation efforts, and agricultural extension projects. Download File

     

    Haiti Waste-to-Energy Opportunity Analysis

    Solving Haiti’s waste management crisis is vital to the recovery and redevelopment of the Nation. Waste management is a multifaceted problem that offers solutions for clean energy, sanitation, public health, recycling, agricultural productivity, and employment. Download File

     

    Haiti’s Economic Mission Report

    The Republic of Haiti is located in the Caribbean region, where it shares the island of Hispaniola with the Republic of Santo Domingo. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with 80 percent of the population living below the poverty line, and 54 percent in abject poverty. Download File

     

    Building a Foundation for the Renewal of Haiti

    On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. The damage and destruction caused by the earthquake was exacerbated by Haiti’s dense population and lack of adequate construction codes. The devastation and loss of life has been unimaginable but the rebuilding period offers the profound opportunity to protect lives and communities from future disasters.      Download File

     

    Building the Rule of Law in Haiti: New Laws

    Haiti has gone through long periods of repression in the last 50 years. The authoritarian regime of the Duvaliers running for 26 years claimed the lives of close to 40,000 Haitians. The end of the regime did not end repression. In 1991, the Haitian military overthrew Haiti’s first democratically elected president. Download File

     

    An Action Plan for the Reconstruction and Economic Development of Haiti

    The goal of this plan is to develop a series of five-year programs. These programs aspire to put Haiti on the road to economic recovery by rebuilding its infrastructure. Collaboration is essential for the success of this plan. Partnering with Haiti’s government officials and senior community leaders will ensure the plan’s success. Download File

     

    Haitian Women in Business

    Building Markets’ (BM’s) Haiti Marketplace project was launched in Port-au-Prince in August 2009. Its objective is to help create jobs and inspire long-term economic growth and stability in Haiti by facilitating increased access to locally available goods and services. Download File

     

    Haiti before the 2010 Devastating Earthquake

    Haiti became the world’s first black-led republic and the first independent Caribbean state when it obtained its independence from France in 1804. However, decades of poverty, environmental degradation, violence, instability and dictatorship have left the country as the poorest nation in the Americas. Download File

     

    Environmental Vulnerability in Haiti

    This report was prepared in response to a Congressional directive that, “after consultation with appropriate international development organizations and Haitian officials, organizations and communities, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations setting forth a plan for the reforestation of areas in Haiti. Download File

     

    The Stigma of Being “Haitian” in the Bahamas

    Haitian nationals have been migrating to and settling in The Bahamas for hundreds of years. However, the presence of Haitians in The Bahamas has been an ever-increasing cause for concern. Download File

     

    Cultural and Clinical Care for Haitians

    According to 2000 U.S. census, 548,199 Haitians live in U.S.; however, there are probably well more than 1 million. Foreign-born Haitians represent 1.3% of the total foreign-born population in U.S. Largest numbers live in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Download File

     

    Social Resilience and State of Fragility in Haiti

    Haiti holds a unique place in modern world history as the first independent black republic, established in 1804 following the only successful slave revolution against colonial rule. Undoubtedly, this historic accomplishment has helped build national pride and solidarity across economic and social distinctions in Haiti, and is reflected in the country’s vibrant cultural life. Download File

     

    Haiti after the Donors’ Conference

    Since the 1986 demise of the Duvalier family dictatorship (1957–86), progress toward a more democratic and prosperous Haiti and its citizens has been unsteady, if not uncertain. Instability and economic deterioration under a parade of military and civilian governments, exacerbated by episodic conflict, have characterized the country despite—or some would argue because of—considerable international attention. Download File

     

    Action Plan for National Recovery and Development of Haiti

    The Action Plan for National Recovery and Development of Haiti that are being presented to partners in the international community indicates the requirements to be fulfilled so that the earthquake, devastating as it was, turns into a window of opportunity. So, in the Head of States’ words, the country can be reconstructed. Download File

     

    Haiti after the 2010 Earthquake- Two Years Later

    Two years after the devastating earthquake, the people of Haiti are rebuilding. This report offers you highlights of the progress they’re making — thanks to your generous support. Download File

     

    Human Rights Watch in Haiti

    Despite continued progress toward a stabilized government, Haiti suffers from high crime rates and chronic human rights problems, including inhumane prison conditions, police violence, threats against human rights defenders, and impunity for past abuses. Download File

     

    Background on Haiti & Haitian Health Culture

    Haiti is an island nation located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola; the Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds. The Arawak and Taino were the indigenous peoples inhabiting Hispaniola prior to 1492, the year that Christopher Columbus arrived on the island. Download File

     

    Haiti’s Earthquake Two-Month Report

    This catastrophe has affected people already living in an area ranked by the United Nations as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It is a chronically unstable region in economic decline. Haitian families are poorer now than they were 40 years ago. Download File

     

    Haiti – Hope for the Future

    After its first year in office, Haiti’s democratically elected government, led by President René Préval, continues to enjoy broad international and domestic support. After helping to organize presidential, parliamentary, and local elections in early 2006, the Organization of American States (OAS) promised to help Haiti build stronger government institutions. Download File

     

    Haiti and the Devastating Earthquake

    The earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January 2010 killed more than 200,000 people, injured 300,000 and left over one million homeless. With its epicentre only ten kilometres below the surface and close to the urban centres of Port-au-Prince, Leogane and Jacmel, the earthquake was the most powerful the country had experienced in 200 years. Download File

     

    The Impact of Armed Violence on Children in Haiti

    The Forum on Children and Armed Conflict is one of five working groups of Peacebuild – the Canadian Peacebuilding Network – and is coordinated by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights. The goal of the Forum is to improve protection for the security and rights of children threatened by armed conflict. Download File

     

    Haiti: Failed Justice or the Rule of Law?

    For over forty years, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has monitored the situation of human rights in the Republic of Haiti. For much of this period, the people of Haiti have faced many hardships, including political instability and violence, serious human rights abuses with no accountability, and exploitation and degradation of the country’s economy. Download File

     

    Improved Response to Disasters and Outbreaks in Haiti

    Population movements following disasters can cause important increases in morbidity and mortality. Without knowledge of the locations of affected people, relief assistance is compromised. No rapid and accurate method exists to track population movements after disasters. We used position data of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards from the largest mobile phone company in Haiti (Digicel) to estimate the magnitude and trends of population movements following the Haiti 2010 earthquake and cholera outbreak. Download File

     

    UNICEF Humanitarian Action and Recovery

    This is a mid-year update of the Haiti 2010 Humanitarian Action Report. After the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, an inter-agency Flash Appeal was launched covering the main humanitarian needs, including US$222,757,000 for UNICEF’s immediate response. Download File

     

    The Haiti Gender Shadow Report

    Following the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake, Haiti’s government, supported by the World Bank, led an ambitious Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)—an operative blueprint for reconstruction. Astonishingly, the PDNA failed to address gender issues. Download File

    Naval Postgraduate School in Haiti

    This thesis examines Haiti’s role in international drug trafficking, how it impacts Haiti’s political and economic development, and how Haiti and the United States are combating the drug trade. The thesis argues that Haiti’s geographic location, political culture, illegal immigrants, entrepreneurial class and weak institutions have made it a major transshipment point.           Download File

     

    Institutional Capacity Building – Promoting Private Investment in Haiti

    As described in section IV below, this operation contemplates stand alone capacity building products for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) and the Center for the Facilitation of Investment (CFI) of Haiti; nonetheless, some components of this operation contribute to the preparation of operation HA‐L1078 (Private Sector Development through Investment Promotion), which is in the pipeline for this year. Download File

     

    Health Response to the Earthquake in Haiti, January 2010

    The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has been affected by political violence for most of its recent history. Poverty, corruption, lack of export industries, a large deficit and severe environmental deterioration and deforestation, are among Haiti’s most serious disadvantages. Download File

     

    Empowering Haiti’s TI Machann through Business

    The aim of this evaluation is to: overview the history, context and mission of Fonkoze; detail Fonkoze’s educational philosophy and method; evaluate educational programming at Fonkoze with data from client exams and interviews; point out challenges to Fonkoze’s educational programming and suggest changes and examine the role that educational services play in the continued success. Download File

     

     

    Haiti: Economic Growth and Violence

    The two major preoccupations about Haiti held by those in and outside of the country will remain the same in 2007 as for the previous year - high levels of violence and low levels of economic growth. Achieving progress in lowering the former and raising the latter are both eminently possible. Download File

     

    Friends for Health in Haiti – Newsletter

    As I mentioned in our last newsletter, we were so impressed with the medical, physical and spiritual needs of the surrounding area that we decided to begin patient consultations in a little house on the clinic site at the end of August 2007. Download File

     

    Emergency Surgical Care Delivery in Post-Earthquake Haiti

    The earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 caused significant devastation to both the country and the existing healthcare infrastructure in both urban and rural areas. Most hospital and health care facilities in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas were significantly damaged or destroyed. Download File

     

    Education in Haiti

    This document provides background information on Haiti’s education system. It has been prepared for the WISE Haiti workshop held in Port-au Prince on September 28-29, 2011. Drafted by Ms. Eriko Suzuta, WISE Haiti Task Force consultant, the document does not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of Haitian authorities nor of the international partners. Download File

     

    Earthspark International: Social Enterprise Eradicating Energy Problem in Haiti

    There is a lack of access to clean and efficient energy sources. In fact, households spend an average of 10% of their income kerosene and candle lighting and even more of their earnings on charcoal for coking. This paper examines how measures can be implemented to eradicate the major energy issues Haiti faces. Download File

     

    Doing Business in Haiti’s Food and Beverage Sector

    Agriculture is considered by many to be a priority sector for Haiti, with the potential to reduce rural poverty and increase food security. An estimated two-thirds of Haitians depend on agriculture and the sector accounts for more than 25% of Haiti’s GDP.    Download File

     

    Catalyzing Sustainable Social Enterprise in Haiti and other Developing Countries

    Social enterprises—businesses that profitably solve social and environmental needs—create meaningful benefits to millions of individuals in developing countries. The scaling of social enterprise is constrained by: 1) inadequate business and leadership skills, 2) limited access to capital, and 3) limited business advisory networks. This project will address these barriers to stimulate and support social enterprise. Download File

     

    Supporting the Community and Saving Lives in Haiti

    Each of the three countries the Foundation works in is in the bottom half of the United Nations Human Development Index. This index names 169 countries and combines the three dimensions of human development – living a long healthy life, being educated and having a decent standard of living. Download File

     

    Human Rights Abuses along the Dominican-Haitian Border

    A 122 mile-long border separates the Dominican Republic and Haiti on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Of the two countries, Haiti’s human rights abuses are much more somber than the emerging developments of the Dominican Republic.        Download File

     

    Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs in Haiti

    Doing Business 2011 is the eighth in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 183 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time. Download File

     

    Criminal Deportees in Haiti

    MediaNET is a network sponsored by the Panos Institute of Washington” DC, U.S.A. and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It serves to strengthen freedom of expression through cross-border journalist collaboration. This series of media briefings provides information on sustainable development issues in Haiti, placed within a Caribbean context. Briefings are distributed as a free service to the media. Download File

     

    Haiti: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report

    Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) are prepared by member countries in broad consultation with stakeholders and development partners, including the staffs of the World Bank and the IMF. Updated every three years with annual progress reports, they describe the country’s macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction.    Download File

     

     

    Haiti: Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

    Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) are prepared by member countries in broad consultation with stakeholders and development partners, including the staffs of the World Bank and the IMF. Updated every three years with annual progress reports, they describe the country’s macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction.    Download File

     

    Haiti South West Sustainable Development Program 2010-11 –V5

    This concept note is for the first phase of a long term recovery and sustainable development programme for the southwest region of the southern peninsula of Haiti. The programme includes 6 and 12 month quick win activities to support the recovery process but has a 20 year vision and a 5 year planning framework. Download File

     

    Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund

    Since the January 2010 earthquake, the Clinton Foundation has been turning the donations of money and supplies made by individuals and organizations into direct assistance for the people and government of Haiti. More than 100,000 individuals have donated more than $16.4 million to the Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund. Downlaod File

     

    Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project

    This report was prepared by the Council of State Governments in collaboration with the Association of State Correctional Administrators, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, the Center for Behavioral Health, Justice and Public Policy, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the Pretrial Services Resource Center. Download File

     

    Beyond Complementarity: The International Criminal Court and National Prosecutions, a View from Haiti

    The author has lived and worked on human rights issues in Haiti since 1995. In 1995 and early 1996 he was a Human Rights Observer with MICIVIH, the United Nations (UN)/Organization of American States (OAS) human rights mission to Haiti. Download File

     

    Health Status Report for Children in Haiti

    It is not a metaphor to say that Haiti is a broken country. Houses, buildings, schools and libraries that were damaged in the earthquake that struck on January 12, 2010 still remain untouched in large piles of rubble. Download File

     

    Children in Haiti

    For thirty five seconds one year ago, time in Haiti was at a sudden standstill. Thirty five seconds of a late afternoon in January also suddenly became the defining moment; if ever so short, for countless generations of children in Haiti. Thirty five seconds have flown by a countless number of times since 12 January. Download File

     

    Cuban Medical Team Draws on Experience and Partnerships while Helping Haiti to Recover

    Nearly a year ago on a day like today—as people scrabbled for some charcoal to cook the evening meal, fetched their children from school, and sewed costumes for carnival—the ground began to shift. Buildings folded and houses crumbled. Download File

     

    Developing Entrepreneurship in Haiti

    St. Martin is a community located in Port au Prince, Haiti’s capital city. St Martin has a population of approximately 77,000 people with the majority of them living in poverty. The total workforce in St Martin is roughly 15,000 people. Download File

     

    From Relief to Recovery: Supporting Good Governance in Post-Earthquake Haiti

    The humanitarian response undertaken in Haiti after the earthquake that struck on 12 January 2010 has been one of the most complex ever. However, as the first anniversary of the quake approaches, the Haitian state, together with the international community, is making little progress in reconstruction. Download File

     

    How Can the Private Sector Best Contribute to Haiti’s Sustainable Rebirth

    Two months ago, Haiti suffered one of the most terrible catastrophes ever to hit a nation. Over 200,000 people died, 1.2 million got displaced and more importantly, millions more, even not directly hurt by the disaster, are still traumatized and in doubt about their future. Download File

     

    Haitian Small Companies and Water get Specialist European Support

    As parts of its overall commitment in the Caribbean the European Investment Bank, the long-term lending institution of the European Union, has agreed to continue its engagement in Haiti with support for number of finance, water and health projects. These were launched during a visit to by European Investment Bank specialists responsible for lending operations.  Download File

     

    Keeping Haiti Safe: Justice Reform

    Haiti’s justice system remains dysfunctional and continues to pose significant obstacles to its democratic process, security, reconstruction and development. While some steps have begun with regard to the police, institutional reform in the sector has lagged, allowing further impunity and persistent criminal threats to citizen safety. Download File

     

    Keeping Haiti Safe: Police Reform

    Haiti’s porous land and sea borders remain susceptible to drug trafficking, smuggling and other illegal activities that weaken the rule of law and deprive the state of vital revenue. Post-quake insecurity underscores continued vulnerability to violent crime and political instability. Overcrowded urban slums, plagued by deep poverty, limited economic opportunities and the weakness of government institutions. Dwonload File

     

    Post-Quake Haiti: Security Depends on Resettlement and Development

    A year and a half after the Western Hemisphere’s deadliest earthquake devastated Haiti, 650,000 victims still wait for permanent housing in more than 1,000 unstable emergency camps dotting Port-au-Prince. The first storms of the 2011 hurricane season have flooded 30 camps, forcing tent dwellers to flee and killing 28 persons nationally. Download File

     

    Observation of Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Haiti

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (herein after “IACHR” or “the Commission”) visited the Republic of Haiti from April 16-20, 2007 at the invitation of the government of that country. The delegation was led by Sir Clare K. Roberts, Commissioner and Rapporteur for Haiti and comprised of staff members of the Executive Secretariat. Download File

     

    Medical and Public Health Responders: Preparing for the Haitian Earthquake Disaster Relief Efforts just in Time Training

    The following article discusses how medical and public health personnel received emergency training to assist with the disastrous effects of the earthquake. Download File

     

    The “First” Case of Cholera in Haiti: Lessons for Global Health

    Cholera is an acute watery diarrheal disease caused by infection with Vibrio cholera. The disease has a high fatality rate when untreated and outbreaks of cholera have been increasing globally in the past decade, most recently in Haiti. We present the case of a 28-year-old Haitian male with a history of severe untreated mental health. Download File

     

    Community Health Workers as a Cornerstone for Integrating HIV and Primary Healthcare in Haiti

    Haiti is the poorest and most heavily HIV burdened country in the Western hemisphere, with even less health infrastructure than many countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Since the early 1980s the HIV epidemic has affected the poorest communities in Haiti, who lack access to even basic healthcare. Download File

     

    Addressing Corruption in Haiti

    In the aftermath of the disastrous earthquake of January 12, 2010, Haiti will receive unprecedented aid for reconstruction and for its promising economic strategy. But given the country’s legacy of corruption, massive aid could simply result in another massive Haitian failure. Success hinges on facing corruption squarely and developing a hard‐headed, politically sensitive anti‐corruption strategy. Download File

     

    Haiti’s Election Debacle: a Coup Legacy

    Ever since the collapse of Haiti’s Duvalier dynasty in 1986, the country’s popular movements have waged a brave struggle to hold free and fair elections. Download File

     

    Culture and Mental Health in Haiti: a Literature Review

    At the request of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse of the World Health Organization, we have prepared a brief systematic review of the English and French-language literature on mental health in Haiti. This review focuses on relevant beliefs, help-seeking behavior, service utilization and both formal and informal resources for mental health. Download File

     

    Migration, Remittances and Children’s Schooling in Haiti

    In this paper, we focus on the use of remittances to school children remaining in migrant communities in Haiti. After addressing the endogeneity of remittance receipt, we find that remittances raise school attendance for all children in some communities regardless of whether they have household members abroad or not. Download File

     

    Haiti Progress Report: January-December 2011

    Oxfam is working with community organization OFAMOLA (Oganizasyon Fanm Mon Laza) to deliver a waste management program in Delmas. This involves persuading people in the neighborhood not to throw their trash onto the streets and to take part in a rubbish collection scheme, for which they pay a subscription. Download File

     

    Assessing the Investment Climate in Haiti: Policy Challenges

    Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, faces image problems that are unique in the Caribbean region. Haiti competes with other, more attractive destinations in the region for private capital inflows. For the past fifteen years, favorable conditions to support reconstruction and restructuring of the economy have not existed for long enough periods. Download File

     

    UNESCO in Action Working Together for Haiti

    The widespread movement of solidarity that was born the day after the earthquake in Haiti must now be transformed into sustainable and effective commitment. Download File

     

    Rebirth for Haiti

    A whole country is tending to its wounds. It was still dealing with the aftermath of hurricanes when a terrible earthquake struck. On 12 January 2010, Haiti sank into a state of despair as countless lives lay buried under the rubble, countless houses were destroyed, libraries and museums flattened, and schools demolished. Download File

     

    Respect for Human rights in Haiti

    Haiti is a constitutional republic with a population of approximately 9.9 million. On January 12, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the country, killing an estimated 230,000 persons and directly affecting approximately three million others. The country has a multiparty political system. Presidential and legislative elections occurred on November 28. Download File

     

    Post-Earthquake USG Haiti Strategy towards Renewal and Economic Opportunity

    This post-earthquake reconstruction strategy sets forth the goals the U.S. will pursue in helping Haiti build back better after the January 2010 earthquake. Because the United States seeks to support a Haitian-led response and to coordinate with other international, regional, and local actors, this strategy identifies priority pillars and regions for U.S. government engagement. Download File

     

    The Dominican Response to Haiti Earth Quake

    At a time of good global opportunities and challenges, the Center for Strategic and International Strategies provides strategic insight and bipartisan policy solutions to in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. Download File