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Haiti - Urban sector survey : Haïti - Étude du Secteur Urbain (French)

This report pursues twin objectives: (i) to assist in the formulation of an urban strategy for Haiti by providing an analytical overview of the facts and problems of its urban development; and (ii) to identify those problems which World Bank lending can address, particularly improving the lot of the urban poor. The urban poverty problem in Haiti is severe and unlikely to improve rapidly. Several key problems require attention: (i) the institutional framework needs reform; (ii) public intervention in low-income shelter should be expanded; (iii) standards for slum upgrading should be lowered; (iv) the drainage and waste removal problems, as well as the water problem, are critical; (v) future water availability is in doubt; (vi) institutional reforms are required in urban employment promotion; and (vii) a comprehensive approach to construction industry development should be undertaken. While provincial towns should be given priority, the service delivery needs of Port-au-Prince cannot be neglected. Careful attention will have to be paid to technical assistance to the institutions involved.

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Haiti - Urban sector survey : Haïti - Étude du Secteur Urbain (French). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/633461468252581595/Haïti-Étude-du-Secteur-Urbain