The Government of Haiti has developed a program to create a number of productive jobs that will be used to help the most vulnerable Haitians. The program -- Haiti en Chantiers innovatively links urban, peri-urban and rural communities in a chainof strategic investments that will strengthen food production and marketing while improving the quality of the environment and prospects for sustained economic growth. While the funding is meant to provide a temporary safety net for some of Haiti's most vulnerable citizens it begins with jointly agreed Haitian and U.S. priorities to build economic resiliency and food security while reducing vulnerability to weather-related damage.
Strategic investments will be developed through cash-for-work investments incommunity infrastructure serving the most vulnerable populations in urban, peri-urban and rural zones. In addition to providing short-term income earning opportunities to help vulnerable families to meet their responsibilities during this back-to-school period, these investments will help to spur economic growth and mitigate the effects of the financial crisis damage. Examples of activities that may undertaken to strengthen food security and promote longer-term income earning opportunities include employing battalions of workers to rehabilitate farm tomarket roads, irrigation systems, earth dams and storage facilities.
Haiti en Chanters will achieve this goal by identifying specific factors that impact on quality of life of the segments of the population located in the areas where this program will be implemented. While the funding is meant to provide a temporary safety net for some of Haiti's most vulnerable citizens, it begins with jointly agreed Haitian and U.S. priorities to build economic resiliency and food security while reducing vulnerability to weather and environmental related damage. Moreover, it promotes behavior change that can be sustained through a mixture of media messages, economic incentives, enforcement and institutional means.
This program’s major objective is to create up to 22,000 jobs labor intensive jobs throughout the country over a two to four month period with workers being paid according to the law. IOM is willing to work with leaders and communities identified as priorities by La Primature. Through sustainable types of activities, this program is aimed at cleaning up Port-au- Prince , Gonaives, Saint Marc, Cap Haitien, Port de Paix and Les Cayes. IOM and will clean existing dirt canals and building masonry rock walls to improve drainage through various slum areas.
•The minimum salary (200 gourdes a day per worker) or the equivalent thereof will be paid by-weekly • The Bureau of the Prime Minister and USAID will both identify the sub-projects of the program. • The Bureau of the Prime Minister and USAID will both supervise the program • The Bureau of the Prime Minister and USAID will both identify sub-contractors to execute the projects of the program.
• The Bureau of the Prime Minister is responsible for the supervision of the maintenance of all sub-projects of this program. • The Bureau of the Prime Minister is responsible for the management of the media campaign