Since the establishment of the 1987 constitution, USAID has worked to make decentralization and accountable local governance a reality in Haiti.
Project:LOKAL+ (January 2013 – January 2018)
LOKAL+ will build off the successes of the original LOKAL project and seek to improve good governance and decentralized and deconcentrated services conducive to economic growth in 8-10 target communes located within the United States Government’s investment corridors in Haiti. The project’s primary objectives will be:
Strengthening the capability of communal governments to provide services;
Generating a sustainable increase in local revenues to pay for local services;
Leveraging greater access to central government funding and services;
Improving national-level policy and legislation in support of decentralization and deconcentrated services; and
Increasing transparency, oversight and accountability of local governments and deconcentrated service providers.