The social and economic difficulties of Haiti are well documented over the last decades. Future priorities in the economic sphere are in the sustainable growth of different local crops, which will improve the living standards of its population.
Pursuant to the transition from emergency to recovery and development recently undergone in Haiti, IOM Haiti has produced this Strategic Plan, which outlines strategies and priorities for IOM in Haiti for the next two years. This strategic plan articulates the organization’s priorities and identifies its approach to address current and emerging issues.
The Haitian economy is still recovering from the January 2010 earthquake albeit at a slower pace than anticipated. Prudent macroeconomic policies have helped keep inflation in the single digits and improved the external position. However, less than anticipated capital spending coupled with a series of disasters, including a cholera outbreak and tropical storms, has slowed down the reconstruction and economic recovery.
This paper examines the dynamics of poverty and vulnerability in Haiti using various data sets. As living conditions survey data are not comparable in this country, we first propose to use the three rounds of the Demographic Health Survey (DHS) available before the earthquake.