Before Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on October 4th, households in Haiti were struggling to recover from: several years of drought, exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon in 2015 the consequences of the 2010 earthquake, the continued cholera outbreak that followed the 2010 earthquake.
Despite a decline in both monetary and multidimensional poverty rates since 2000, Haiti remains among the poorest and most unequal countries in Latin America. Two years after the 2010 earthquake, poverty was still high, particularly in rural areas. This report establishes that in 2012 more than one in two Haitians was poor, living on less than $ 2.41 a day, and one person in four was living below the national extreme poverty line of $1.23 a day.
Haiti has a vision to become an emerging economy by 2030. Haiti’s geography, resources, and history provide it with opportunities. The country has comparative advantages, including its proximity and access to major markets; a young labor force and a dynamic diaspora; and substantial geographic, historical, and cultural assets.
The Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) presents an overview of the private sector in Haiti1. The basis for this report was drawn from the Final Integrated Report on a Strategy for Haiti, which was originally developed for the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).2 It was intended to inform the MIF’s strategy in Haiti.
La microfinance haïtienne est peu étudiée. Il y a peu de recherches scientifiques menées dans le secteur de l’économie nationale. Pourtant, ce dernier occupe une place désormais importante dans l’économie nationale. Le présent article vise à contribuer à pallier cette lacune. Il propose un point de départ pour les recherches futures, appelées à être menées tant par des étudiants que par des chercheurs confirmés. Les praticiens pourront se retrouver, espérons-nous, dans notre découpage de l’histoire récente de la microfinance haïtienne en quatre phases et deux cycles d’expansion dont le dernier n’est pas encore achevé.
This paper uses hedonic regression analysis to examine the salaries of 876 observations provided by 79 independent employers throughout Haiti. Its results identify salary drivers that have a statistically significant effect on salaries and it estimates those effects in a meaningful way for employers and managers to use.
In November 2010, Digicel and Voilá both made mobile money services publicly available in Haiti. Building upon our previous research on domestic remittances and financial practices, we returned to Haiti from December to April to identify mobile money’s potentials and challenges given the specific characteristics of the mobile money services offered and the needs of the Haitian population. This report presents our analysis of how the new mobile money services fit into Haiti's existing socioeconomic environment, and how customers are adapting and using the services. We identify six key insights and make recommendations for the development of mobile money in Haiti.
This report provides a qualitative snapshot of Haitian monetary ecologies six months after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010. The research examined the variety of ways in which money, people and goods circulate throughout Haiti in light of the changing economic, social and financial landscape.
This document is based on a study executed in Haiti in January 1989 by the Consultant, Donna Plotkin. It responds to subregional concerns about the lack of data relating to women's economic contribution to development. This study is part of the project "The Establishment of a Data Base on Women's Participation in Social and Economic Change, Phase II" funded by the Government of the Netherlands.