In 2014, The Haitian Hometown Associations Resource Group (HHTARG) completed The Haitian Diaspora Investment and Engagement Research Program. This program was a collaborative effort between HHTARG, the MHAVE (Ministry of Haitians Living Abroad), the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as well as local communities and businesses in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Miami.
This study was an introductory investigation of opportunities and challenges for Diaspora engagement and investment in Haiti,as well as recommendations of policies that can be effective for promoting increased engagement. The project draws from over 500 surveys as well as from in-depth interviews with key community and business leaders in the Haitian Diaspora.
The goal of this research program was to generate new understanding about diaspora investment opportunities and to assist policymakers, NGOs, diaspora entrepreneurs and researchers to further integrate diaspora voices within development conversations. With the the research program complete HHTARG proudly presented the findings as part of Global Diaspora Week 2015!
Click here to read the whitepaper. Or click below to listen to the recording!