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Matching Skills with Growing Agribusiness Labor Market Needs

Agriculture is the most important source of employment and wealth in Haiti. Sixty percent of Haitians are farmers, and land represents the most productive asset accessible to the majority of the population. However, through generations of neglect, the sector has not realized its potential, resulting in the fact that Haiti imports nearly sixty percent of […]

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Construction Firm Continues to Invest in Workforce Development

While the construction industry is a vital part of the Haitian economy, high material costs and a large informal workforce limit the sector’s growth and prevent the development of a productive labor pool, with skills and competencies that meet international standards. A lack of quality, locally available construction supplies forces companies to rely upon imported […]

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Haitian Construction: “Wi, nou kapab!”

Since the earthquake in 2010, the Haitian economy has leaned heavily on its construction sector for rebuilding and growth, and the sector has held up to this pressure like a steel beam, accounting for 10.3% of Haiti’s gross domestic product (GDP) in FY 2013-2014 and 25% of the overall increase in GDP growth from the […]

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Promoting the Builders of Tomorrow

Despite her place at the top of her class, Judeline Jocelin, a young student at the vocational school of Centre de Technologie Moderne d’Haïti (CETEMOH), worries about finding a steady job in the construction sector after graduation. Judeline is part of the new wave of young Haitian women pursuing studies in masonry, historically a male-dominated […]

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Making the Connection to Improve Skills

One of the U.S. Government’s overarching strategic goals is to increase economic growth and employment in Haiti, in three development corridors; Port-au-Prince, Saint Marc and Cap-Haitien. USAID’s Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) project promotes this goal in all three corridors by expanding opportunities for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the construction, […]

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USAID helps Papyrus S.A., a Haitian firm, improve its performance.

USAID embarked on a reform agenda known as USAID Forward; one component of that agenda is the promotion of sustainable development. The USAID-funded Local Enterprise and Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) project promotes USAID Forward principles. Papyrus SA, a subcontractor on LEVE as well as a Capacity Development Recipient Organization (CDRO), has been evaluated and helped […]

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