The IDB envisions a robust agricultural sector in Haiti that delivers economic growth as well as addresses challenges to enduring social and environmental problems. The IDB has prioritized support for strong Haitian ownership through investment in local institutions, cooperatives, private sector actors who form the long term permanent infrastructure and can reach critical populations – women, rural youth.
To help the IDB make an informed decision about where to place their investment in local institutions to support agricultural cooperatives Counterpart International completed three tasks:
1) Reviewed the needs of the cooperative sector by assessing 29 agricultural cooperatives;
2) Assessed the capacities of potential local partners who can support cooperatives’ organizational and technical needs; and
3) Developed a series of recommendations on capacity building investments that can strengthen the agricultural sector in Haiti.