Biography of Jene Thomas, USAID/Haiti Mission Director.
Haiti can also be a difficult place for businesses to thrive, ranking 180 of 189 on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. Despite these challenges, Haiti has had positive economic growth rates since 2011, averaging 3.9 percent over the last four years.
By collaborating with the Government of Haiti (GOH) and leveraging key partnerships, USAID is focusing on upgrading infrastructure in existing neighborhoods and increasing access to housing finance. This approach builds on Haitian citizens’ own efforts to secure improved housing and create settlements solutions themselves.
Environmental degradation is a critical concern in Haiti and poses a serious threat to the lives and livelihoods of Haitian citizens.
Last updated: February 10, 2016