The purpose of this assessment is to determine what types and of U.S.-sponsored technical assistance should be provided help facilitate a successful, sustainable democratic transition civilian government in Haiti. The specific objectives cover three areas:
(1) To survey and assess past and present requirements for external technical assistance for the purpose of building democratic institutions and networks.
(2) To recommend a U.S. strategy and future priorities for such technical considering the needs over the next two years as the first phase of a longer assessment process, with subsequent phases to come at appropriate times in the future.
(3) To identify culturally and linguistically appropriate sources of technical assistance, training opportunities, and other support for democratic development in Haiti, including, but not limited to, elections.