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Haiti country strategic plan (2024–2028)

Operation ID: HT03

CSP approved at EB November 2023 session

Haiti is among the poorest countries in the world, ranking 163 of 191 countries on the Human Development Index and the Gender Inequality Index in 2021. The country is highly prone to natural and man-made disasters, exacerbated by the increasingly severe effects of climate change.

Haiti is currently facing an acute humanitarian crisis resulting from a series of shocks since 2017. Non-state armed groups have reached unprecedented levels of violence and subject those around them to kidnapping, sexual and gender-based violence and other forms of predation. They also deprive people of essential services by hijacking key assets such as fuel, bringing the economy to a standstill. As a result, food insecurity has tripled in three years. Nearly half of the population – close to 5 million people – experiences acute food insecurity, with children and women most affected. WFP has been responding to the emergency and, in October 2022, declared a six-month corporate scale-up. WFP remains pivotal to the humanitarian response and is recognized for the strength of its partnerships with national counterparts.

Haiti also suffers from deep-seated socioeconomic inequality and chronic poverty. For this reason, WFP, while maintaining its life-saving humanitarian operations, will also increase efforts to change lives by building resilience and contributing to the humanitarian–development–peace nexus. In an effort to address chronic food insecurity, WFP will support up to one third of households assisted under country strategic plan outcome 1 to transition to a safety net or an improved livelihood opportunity. Transition to home-grown school feeding through an integrated package that empowers schools, parents and value chain actors will also contribute to the humanitarian-development–peace nexus. WFP is piloting a gender-sensitive community acceptance strategy in 2023 that will inform its actions under the country strategic plan.

This country strategic plan, covering 2024–2028, is designed around five interlinked and mutually reinforcing outcomes:

➢ Outcome 1: Crisis-affected women, men, girls and boys in Haiti meet their diverse emergency food, nutrition and other essential needs before, during and after shocks.

➢ Outcome 2: Food-insecure school-aged children and targeted households in Haiti, with women, children and people living with HIV/AIDS and disabilities prioritized, meet their needs for diverse diets all year.

➢ Outcome 3: Shock-affected food-insecure households throughout Haiti, including smallholders, women, youth and other disadvantaged groups, have improved resilience in the face of climate-related shocks and other stressors all year.

➢ Outcome 4: Haiti has an improved policy environment and strengthened systems for addressing food insecurity and disaster risks by 2028.

➢ Outcome 5: Humanitarian and development partners in Haiti, including national institutions, receive reliable logistics and other support that enables them to deliver humanitarian assistance effectively and consistently all year