Population 2022 (Millions)


HDI Score
2021 (Max. 1)


SDG Score
(Max. 100)


Gender Inequality
Index Score
(Max. 1)


Internet Inclusivity
Index 2022
(100 countries)

Sources: 1. World Bank (2022), 2, UNDP (2021), 3. Sustainable Development Report (2023), 4. UNDP (2021), 5. Economist Impact (2022)


Occupying the western ⅓ of Hispaniola Island (shared with the Dominican Republic), Haiti’s population is nearly entirely of African or mixed European-African descent. The country is the poorest in the entire Americas and faces a number of development challenges. Perhaps the most widely known disruptive event is the 2010 earthquake, which devastated the capital and caused over 200,000 deaths (although the exact number is unknown). In addition to natural disasters (including hurricanes), Haiti faces challenges emanating mainly from its high poverty rate, which include high infant mortality rates, disproportionate levels of violence and an ever-worsening hunger crisis.


Assessing the Strategies to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Haiti

DPA, in support of Haiti’s Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF), and in close collaboration with the UNDP Haiti and the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (MPCE), has conducted a consultation with the objective of establishing a performance assessment of the achievement of the MDGs, deviations from targets, their justifications, and lessons learned. Additionally, the study measured the progress towards the achievement of the SDGs and proposed priority provisions and mechanisms for Haiti’s advancement towards them.

Study of Spatial Distribution and Dynamics of Violence Involving Children and Youth in Urban Settings of Port-au-Prince, Haiti
DPA, in collaboration with UNICEF Haiti, collaborated on a study to examine the effects of violence on children and youth in Port-au-Prince’s urban areas. The study aimed to understand the complex relationship between socio-economic factors, violence, and the experiences of children and youth in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by:


(1) Mapping violence involving or affecting children and youth, and identify affected areas’ socioeconomic characteristics;
(2) Analyzing the context to understand the factors driving children and youth to engage in violence;
(3) Gathering detailed data on the situation, its effects on children, recent trends, and existing initiatives addressing the issue; and
(4) Developing strategies to prevent youth violence, protect children and youth, and address the root causes of violence.