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Reports and Documents on Haiti

 Reports, documents and resources on Haiti published by third parties:

  • Haiti: the slow road to reconstruction. Two years after the earthquake. Oxfam. 10 January 2012.

  • Haiti: une reconstruction au ralenti. Deux ans après le tremblement de terre. Oxfam. 10 janvier 2012.

  • Children of Haïti: two years after. Unicef. January 2012.

  • (english website) Web site of the Presidential Advisory Council on Economic Growth and Investment. The Presidential Advisory Council on Economic Growth and Investment is a haitian presidential structure composed of former heads of state of friendly countries, major businessmen, eminent personalities and technicians. It aims to develop strategies to attract direct investment in Haiti, support the public administration and raise funds to support economic growth.

  • (site internet en français) Site internet du Conseil Consultatif Présidentiel pour le Développement Economique et l'Investissement. Il s'agit d'une structure présidentielle composée d’anciens chefs d’Etat de pays amis, d’importants hommes d’affaires, d’éminentes personnalités et de techniciens. Il vise à développer des stratégies novatrices pour attirer des investissements directs en Haïti, accompagner l’Administration publique et collecter des fonds pour soutenir la croissance économique.

  • Resolution 2012 and Press Release “Security Council authorizes one-year extension of Haiti Stabilization Force, also approves withdrawal of some 2,700 troops police”(en inglés). United Nations, Security Council. 14 October 2011.

    Résolution 2012 et Communiqué de presse «  Le Conseil de sécurité proroge le mandat de la MINUSTAH jusqu’au 15 octobre 2012 » (in french). Nations Unies, Conseil de Sécurité. 14 octobre 2011.
  • “Nobody Remembers Us”, Failure to Protect Women’s and Girls’ Right to Health and Security in Post Earthquake Haiti (full report). Human Rights Watch. August 2011.

    "Personne ne se souvient de nous", Le droit des femmes et des filles à la santé et à la sécurité n’est pas protégé dans l’Haïti de l’après-séisme (résumé en français). Human Rights Watch. Août 2011. 
  • Project Report Haiti and the Private Sector. FOCAL. August 2011.

  • Report of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti. United Nations, Economic and Social Council. July 14, 2011.

  • Rapport du Groupe consultatif Ad Hoc sur Haïti. Nations Unies, Conseil Économique et Social. 14 juillet 2011.

  • Haiti 2010: Possible scenarios after the earthquake. UNDP, PAPEP Political Analysis and Prospective Scenarios Project.

  • Les Grands Chantiers qui attendent le Gouvernement (in french) Minustah. July 2011.

  • Rebuilding Haiti in the Martelly Era. US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. 23 June 2011. 

  • Report of the Secretary General on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. UN Security Council. March 2011.

  • Commission Présidentielle. Groupe de Travail sur la Réforme de la Justice: Une synthèse des recommandations des acteurs judiciaires, des autorités locales et des secteurs de la société civile dans les 17 juridictions; Recommandations à court terme soumises au Président de la République, 2009. (in French)

  • Commission Présidentielle. Groupe de Travail sur la Compétitivité: Plan de Relance Économique d'Haïti, 2010; Vision Partagée Pour une Haïti Inclusive et Prospère, Sommaire Exécutif, 2009. (in French)

  • Commission Présidentielle de Réflexion pour le Renforcement de la Sécurité. Rapport de Synthèse. 2008 (in French)

  • Commission Présidentielle. Éducation et formation. Vers la refondation du système éducatif haïtien Plan Opérationnel 2010-2015. 2010. (in French)

  • La revista de cooperación entre África- Caribe- Pacífico y la UE. Edición Especial N° VI (N.E.) – Abril 2011. Haití (only available in Spanish)

  • Scenes from the Haiti earthquakeThe Christian Science Monitor

  • The Haiti Crisis Report (Humanitarian Response Index 2010). DARA’s report analyses donor performance and the key challenges based on an HRI mission carried out in August 2010

The humanitarian response undertaken in Haiti after the earthquake that struck on 12 January 2010 has been one of the most complex ever. However, as the first anniversary of the quake approaches, the Haitian state, together with the international community, is making little progress in reconstruction. The Haitian authorities need to show greater strategic leadership and take decisions that reflect the priority needs of the Haitian population. They need to initiate public infrastructure projects that put people to work and build skills; support people to return home, or allocate land for new houses; and invest in agriculture. The international community should do much more to support these efforts by increasing the capacity and accountability of Haitian institutions rather than sidelining them.

Doublement Tochées : Des Femmes S’élèvent contre les violence sexuelles dans le camps Haïtiens
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Réplicas: Mujeres Denuncian Violencia Sexual en los Campamentos de Haití
The January 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti. Since the earthquake, the specific needs of girls and women living in camps relating to the prevention of and response to gender-based violence have been inadequate. The risk of rape and other forms of gender-based violence in Haiti’s camps has increased dramatically in the past year. This report BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL highlights  the protection needs of women and girls in camps against the background of research undertaken by Amnesty International and other organizations on violence against women and girls after the earthquake.

The Action Plan for National Recovery and Development of Haiti that we are presenting to our partners in the international community indicates the requirements to be fulfilled so that the earthquake, devastating as it was, turns into a window of opportunity so that, in the Head of State’s words, the country can be reconstructed. This is a rendezvous with history that Haiti cannot miss. We must obtain results; we owe it to our children and our children’s children.  

  • Haiti: the Stakes of the Post-Quake Elections the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the daunting elections scheduled for 28 November. These rank among the most important in the nation’s history, as the resulting government will be responsible for managing the recovery. But the obstacles that have regularly plagued Haitian elections have been seriously exacerbated by the January earthquake and in the past few days by a cholera outbreak.

  •  Is Haiti Building Back Better? The slogan “Build Back Better” has come to symbolize the commitment to help Haiti’s government and people address the roots of poverty and instability. Yet, in the nine months since the January 12 earthquake, reconstruction efforts have stalled, and Haitians face a new task of holding national elections on November 28.  How will Haitians and the international community respond to this dual challenge? Former Haitian Prime Minister Michèle Pierre-Louis discussed these issues and her views on Haiti’s future in this United States Institutue of Peace Webcast of October, 2010.

Speakers: Michèle Pierre-Louis, Visiting Fellow, Former Prime Minister of Haiti (2008-2009); Robert MaguireDiscussant, Associate Professor of International Affairs, Trinity Washington University; Robert PeritoModerator, Director, Haiti Program, U.S. Institute of Peace

  •  Nine Months On: World Bank Group Support for Haiti’s Recovery Since the January 12 earthquake, the World Bank has helped assess the socioeconomic impact of the tragedy, prepared emergency infrastructure, education and community-based projects to assist the Haitian population, and provided emergency funding to the private sector.

  • Building a More Resilient Haitian State, this report by RAND Coporation appraises past and current plans and policies to improve the provision of public services in Haiti and, drawing on this appraisal, provides recommendations on how those plans and policies might be improved. The report focuses on setting priorities and suggesting how programs and initiatives might be refocused so as to provide palpable improvements in the provision of public services in Haiti over the course of the next few years. It is designed to be useful to the government of Haiti as it develops detailed plans for policy and institutional reforms and to the international donor community as it determines how to support the government’s efforts.

State-building is intimately connected with politics. Without executive decisiveness and legislative action, state-building cannot proceed. Thus, a considerable burden rests on the shoulders of Haiti’s political leaders, who will need to rise to the challenge of overcoming a history of fractiousness, patronage, and indecision. Donors and international organizations can help ease that burden by promoting political consensus and encouraging adherence to strategic plans. 

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