Support to Haiti’s Fifth General Population and Housing Census

Reporting Organization:UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 8,000,000
Timeframe: January 19, 2018 - December 31, 2020
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Haiti - $ 8,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (45.00 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (30.00 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (25.00 %)

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This project aims to increase the capacity of Haiti’s National Statistical Institution (Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d’Informatique – IHSI) to plan and implement the fifth General Population and Housing Census. The goal is to analyze, publicize and strategically use up-to-date socioeconomic and demographic data. Special efforts are in place to ensure the census process is gender sensitive. From the census results, IHSI produces thematic reports that include gender analysis of the topics covered, including the ‘Women in Haiti’ report that provides an overview of the situation of girls and women in the country in terms of social, demographic and economic characteristics. Reliable census data contributes to a better capacity to address gender equality issues in Haiti.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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1 Pilot census
1 Technical support completed
1 Completed mapping delimitation
1 Finalized collection materials
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased availability and accessibility of accurate, timely, and reliable data on demographic and socio-economic characteristics for evidence-based decision-making, policy formulation, and monitoring and evaluation of development frameworks at national, sub-national, and sectoral levels; (2) increased knowledge among stakeholders, at all levels, of population characteristics, patterns, and trends; (3) increased knowledge among stakeholders, at all levels, of gender characteristics; (4) increased capacity of policy makers to use census and statistical data for gender sensitive policy making; (5) increased capacity of policy makers and stakeholders to use gender analysis to develop gender sensitive strategies, programs and policies; (6) national capacities strengthened in the areas of data collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, and utilization as well as in GIS and in census management and strategic planning; and (7) increased capacity of the Haitian Statistical Institute to include gender considerations in censuses and surveys.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) organized a pilot census from June 23 to August 10, 2018, using a sample of 114 enumeration sections across the four departments and eight communes selected, (2) technical support activities are mostly completed, including the questionnaires, instruction manuals and datasheets, and have been reviewed and finalized in light of the recommendations from the pilot census, (3) completed mapping delimitation, excepting certain areas not covered for security reasons in 6 Port-of-Prince communes and the commune of Gonaïves, and (4) finalized collection materials required to carry out the enumeration. Finalized materials include the household questionnaire (finalized with added components on the impact of COVID-19, migration and economic activity); Instruction manuals, datasheets, classification, the trainer operational guide, draft instruments for the post-census survey.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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