Coffee and mango contribute significantly to Haiti’s agricultural gross domestic product and export revenues. Generating income valued at US$11 million in 2011, mango has become one of the country’s most important export commodities. In contrast, coffee exports steadily declined from $7 million to $1 million between 2000 and 2010, even though demand for high-quality Haitian coffee has actually increased on the global market.
This situational analysis of metropolitan Port-au-Prince gives a thorough background to the city’s situation in terms of urban development and planning and presents a way forward for future planning of the metropolitan area. It argues that the main stakeholder for any urban development intervention should be the state, more precisely the municipalities.