The agriculture and construction sectors are two of Haiti’s main employment engines. Construction, in particular, is a dynamic source of existing and potential new jobs. Vocational education is necessary to prepare job candidates to meet the needs of employers. In the Saint-Marc area, the reopening of EMAVA has the potential to fill a vacuum in technical education left when the school closed more than a decade ago.
There is strong investor interest in Haiti that could generate 380,000 jobs by 2030. With abundant affordable labor and close proximity to the U.S., Haiti possesses good potential to capture new investments in the apparel, agri-business, construction/building materials, logistics, and tourism sectors in the near term, while transitioning over time to other higher-value industries and services.