The U.S. Government and the Government of Haiti signed an agreement providing $75,500,000 as part of its ongoing assistance in support of a stable and economically viable Haiti
[Port-au-Prince] –.The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Haiti, through the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation, signed an agreement on April 23, 2020, providing $75,500,000 as part of its ongoing assistance to the Haitian people and in support of a stable and economically viable Haiti.
During the signing, USAID Haiti Mission Director Christopher Cushing noted, “USAID delivers more than just funds. It provides a multi-sectoral, wide-based development approach to supporting the Haitian people in health, education, agriculture, economic development, and energy. With this funding from the American taxpayer, USAID is continuing to work with our partners on the ground to improve livelihoods and strengthen local sustainable efforts in Haiti.”
U.S. assistance in Haiti focuses on improving health and education outcomes, advancing economic and food security, and improving the independence and accountability of government institutions. Further progress depends on good governance in Haiti and a sustained focus by the international community to assist the Government of Haiti with its development priorities. This latest agreement brings USAID’s total assistance to Haiti to approximately $1.8 billion since 2011. Through USAID, the American people are also providing an additional $13.2 million to support Haitian COVID-19 risk communication efforts, improved water and sanitation, infection prevention, case management, and more.
For more information about USAID’s work in Haiti, please visit: Haiti