This report provides an integrated multi-sector analysis for ten communes in the southwest coast of the South Department of Haiti, designed to serve as a baseline for a larger ongoing monitoring platform. The new data contained within this study is meant to inform decision-makers, guide policymakers and support ongoing project design.
Few countries in the world face a more serious threat to their own survival from environmental catastrophe than Haiti. Ovcrpopulatcd, its resources are overexploited and trends towards further environmental deterioration are apparent everywhere. The chance for reversing these trends, thereby preventing human suffering, destabilization of the country, and the further loss of development potential is diminishing daily. Much needs to be done, and quickly.