Private investment by domestic and foreign actors has been a fundamental driving force in almost every instance of rapid and sustained economic growth in modern history. Companies committing to emerging countries can reap unparalleled returns while knowledge and expertise are advanced, new markets are accessed and old markets are expanded.
Haiti’s lack of physical infrastructure remains a major impediment to the structural reforms of the ports as well as the seaports. Although the government is working to overcome these crucial challenges, Haiti’s port fees are the highest in the Western Hemisphere. The country suffers capacity constraints and its transportation infrastructure is limited, with a national road network of 3,572 km in total length. Provision of electricity is sporadic and expensive.