There is hardly a place on Earth where the advantages and tremendous potential of domestic renewable power are as evident as in Haiti. Today, the country’s electricity system, which relies largely on dirty, expensive, and unreliable fossil fuel generators and an aging infrastructure, faces two urgent and interwoven challenges.
Construction work is the second most important labor sector for Haitian migrant men in the Dominican Republic, following agriculture. Though it is relatively better paid than agricultural work, and therefore a more desirable option for many young Haitian men, construction work is also known for having dangerous and exploitative conditions, including pay far below minimum wage, longer working hours, and no days off.
This case study documents the use of the value chain approach to channel infrastructure program design from a direct implementation approach toward longer-term, market-integrated relief 1 in Haiti’s most conflict-prone cities. Worldwide, donor-funded infrastructure and housing programs focus primarily on completing projects without examining how they might work through markets and private-sector actors, which risks undermining local businesses and slowing economic recovery.
Haïti fait face à une crise énergétique grave malgré le fait que ses ressources énergétiques locales (en particulier la biomasse et dans une moindre mesure l’hydroénergie) satisfont à environ 80% de ses besoins énergétiques. Cette crise est caractérisée par de nombreux facteurs...