Strategic Framework: Haiti

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Poverty, inequality, and ongoing instability in Haiti, one of the United States’ closest neighbors, directly impact the United States, promoting irregular migration and exacerbating illegal trafficking in persons (TIP), substances, and wildlife. Seeking to redirect Haiti’s development trajectory in alignment with the principles of the Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR), the USAID/Haiti Strategic Framework (SF) advances the United States’ interests and outlines a path for Haiti to begin to take charge of its own development. The shared strategic goal of having Haitian citizens more engaged in creating and sustaining a more resilient, prosperous, and democratic future supports broader U.S. Government (USG) objectives related to health and infectious disease control, crime and violence, market-based solutions, and engagement with new and underutilized partners. Inefficiencies in governance in Haiti have exacerbated natural, economic, and human vulnerabilities; repelled investment; and stifled economic growth. This SF thus represents a significant strategic and tactical change, emphasizing a resilience-based approach and refocusing Government of Haiti (GOH) engagement toward the local level. USAID’s work thus seeks to build a Haiti that is more resilient to environmental, political, and economic shocks and stresses (Development Objective [DO]1); advances more inclusive, locally driven economic growth and social development (DO2); and promotes governance that is more responsive to citizens’ needs (DO3) to develop the capacities in people, households, communities, and systems that build inclusive prosperity and create local demand for improved governance.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:30am

Last updated: August 03, 2021