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.
The market research presented in this report is drawn from several phases of investigation in Haiti’s Plateau Central (hereafter referred to as the Plateau) commissioned by the Clinton Foundation (hereon referred to as CF) and facilitated by TechnoServ Haiti, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to “business solutions to poverty.”
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.
This report was commissioned by International Trade Centre's (ITC) Ethical Fashion Initiative, a program designed to assist artisans. It examines the concept of a "fair wage" in the context of the cost of living and the prevailing wage scale within in Haiti. It concludes with a recommended wage scale for the artisan sector.
This report sets out the findings of a support assignment implemented at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (MARNDR)‟s Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (DPAQ), within the framework of the ACP FISH II Programme funded by the European Commission and the European Development Fund. The purpose of the assignment was to carry out a “strategic assessment of aquaculture potential in Haiti”, as part of an approach to promote the sustainable development of aquaculture in Haiti.