USAID is complementing existing U.S. Government (USG) trade preferences with Haiti – as well as other USAID and USG investments in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors – through support to the Government of Haiti (GOH) to modernize both infrastructure and operations at the Cap Haïtien Port. USAID is also supporting the Haitian government’s implementation of ongoing national port-sector institutional and regulatory reforms at the Cap Haïtien Port. Collectively these efforts are part of USAID’s Cap Haïtien Port Rehabilitation and Public-Private Partnership Project.
Reducing rates of GBV and empowering women are critical priorities for promoting Haiti's long-term economic and democratic development. To do so calls for a sustained engagement through legislative action, effective law enforcement, community outreach, increased literacy, and economic empowerment. USAID works with the Haitian government, civil society organizations and the international community to address barriers to women’s advancement across sectors.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the international donor community, supports work to rebuild key institutions in Haiti’s health infrastructure by providing funding for engineering, design, quality assurance, and construction management services as well as for the actual construction and repairs.
Knowing that the need for safe, low-cost housing far exceeds what donors can meet through new construction, USAID launched a new approach to tackle the problem. This strategy is working to create the conditions necessary for Haitians to secure improved housing and secure settlements solutions themselves and is designed to achieve greater cost efficiency and sustainability.
Local institutions - private sector partners, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), cooperatives, associations and universities - serve as engines of growth and opportunity in Haiti. A key part of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) strategy is to improve the capacity of local Haitian institutions and organizations, while at the same time ensuring rigorous oversight of its assistance funds.
Last updated: February 11, 2016