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The U.S. Government Post-Earthquake Strategy in Haiti follows the Government of Haiti's Action Plan For National Recovery and Development of Haiti, complements the international community's efforts, and targets sectors where donors can add the most value. Through USAID, other U.S. agencies and partner organizations, the U.S. Government is supporting four essential pillars of Haiti's development:
- Pillar A: Infrastructure and Energy
- Pillar B: Food and Economic security
- Pillar C: Health and other basic needs
- Pillar D: Democracy and Rule of law
To ensure that U.S. assistance will have a lasting effect in Haiti, programs target three areas of the country—Port-au-Prince, St. Marc and Cap Haitien—-known collectively as development corridors. USAID is working to build the capacity of government officials in Haiti so they can lead their country’s development, and is training everyday Haitians in areas like construction and health, providing them the skills they need to participate in their country's reconstruction and development. Rigorous oversight mechanisms ensure that U.S. taxpayer funds are spent wisely and effectively in these programs.
The overarching goal of these efforts is to chart a new course for U.S. engagement in Haiti, a course that eventually will allow the country to stand as an ally for regional security in the hemisphere, to grow into an important partner in trade, and to become a valued neighbor.
Related Fact Sheets
- Haiti Country Profile (2016)
- Status of Post-Earthquake Recovery and Development Efforts in Haiti (2015)
Last updated: January 13, 2017