Haiti

11.5

Population 2022 (Millions)

0.54

HDI Score
2021 (Max. 1)

52.6

SDG Score
2023
(Max. 100)

0.64

Gender Inequality
Index Score
(Max. 1)

N/A

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)

Overview

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.

Projects

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 (CINF), 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.