RTI International has worked in Haiti for 25+ years, providing technical assistance, institutional strengthening, program support, and research. In partnership with in-country institutions and the private sector, we lead and support efforts to improve:
- education quality and outcomes
- energy access and equity
- food security, agriculture, and nutrition
- water resilience
- youth economic opportunities
- global health interventions, services and systems
Our experience and recent project implementation include:
Disaster Management in Haiti
- Through the Regional Disaster Assistance Program, we support the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance’s (OFDA) in building disaster resilience and maximizing the response, planning, training, and risk reduction efforts in 27 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region, including Haiti.
Education in Haiti
- We supported Haiti’s national educational policy reform and planning process and implemented early grade reading assessments.
Food Security and Agriculture in Haiti
- We worked with local partners to strengthen the market for several of Haiti’s main crops—including sorghum and maize—while expanding earning potential and job opportunities in agriculture with a focus on resilience and women’s empowerment.
Governance and Economic Development in Haiti
- We are working to improve good governance using a creative approach to applied political economy analysis.
- We helped increase economic growth and employment opportunities for youth under the Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project
Health in Haiti
- Through the ENVISION and Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East programs, we have been at the forefront of helping USAID and country partners prevent and control neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by empowering governments of endemic countries, including Haiti, to lead national NTD control programs and scale up the delivery of preventive chemotherapy for the seven most common NTDs.
- With funding from the Inter-American Development Bank, we developed and implemented a suite of watershed modeling tools, called HydroBID, to help countries adapt to climate change. We have implemented HydroBID in more than 11 countries and trained over 400 people to use it as a key planning tool in various types of organizations.
Our Recent Project Experience in Haiti
|Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East program||USAID||2018–2023|
|Project Supporting the Efficient Management of State Resources (GERÉ)||USAID||2019-2022|
|Maize: Adaptive & Innovative Solutions via Market Opportunities Using Local Investment||Global Affairs Canada / Papyrus S.A. (prime contractor)||2020–2021|
|Regional Disaster Assistance Program||USAID||2015–2020|
|Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) Project||USAID||2013–2019|
|HydroBID (Integrated suite of watershed modeling tools) and Non-revenue Water Studies||Inter-American Development Bank||2013–2016|
|EdData II: USAID/Haiti Tout Timoun Ap Li (TOTAL) Applied Research Activity||USAID||2012–2014|