Haiti - Building Markets
Launched 2009

The Sustainable Marketplace Initiative in Haiti began to support local market development by reducing barriers to local procurement and increasing the participation of local businesses in reconstruction efforts. To accomplish this, Building Markets used a suite of services to help buyers and local suppliers to connect and do businesses in what is an extremely challenging environment for the private sector.

Since its inception in 2009, the Sustainable Marketplace Initiative in Haiti has supported local market development.

  • 3,966

    Businesses
    Verified

  • 1,023

    Businesses
    Trained

  • $ 28,763,865

    Contracts
    Facilitated

From our teams to the delivery of our services, we have an inclusive and local approach:

Country Context

Population: 9.7 million (UN, 2010)

Languages: French, Creole

Monetary unit: Haitian Gourd

Main Exports: Light manufacturers, coffee, oils, mangoes (CIA World Factbook, 2012)

GNI per capita: US $995 (World Bank, 2009)

ODA received: $1.12 billion (OECD, 2009)

Human Development Index ranking: 170 out of 189 (UN, 2020)

Estimated GDP growth: -7% (World Bank, 2010)

Our Products & Services in Haiti

  • Local Business Directory
  • Training
  • Matchmaking
  • Tender Distribution
  • Market Research
  • Advocacy

Our Impact in Haiti

Since its inception in 2009, the Sustainable Marketplace Initiative in Haiti has supported local market development. This initiative has achieved the following results:

  • Helped facilitate 1,332 local contracts and redirected more than $28 million into the Haitian economy.
  • Through verification surveys and registration on the Local Business Directory, the project team has brought online visibility to 3,966 Haitian businesses, including 972 that are female-owned.
    Tender Distribution Services have collected and disseminated more than 1,000 tenders to local businesses, creating transparency in contracting and increasing access to new business opportunities.
  • 1,023 businesses have received training, helping to improve their knowledge about procurement processes and their ability to successfully compete for and win contracts.
  • Created 570 matchmaking reports for buyers looking for verified local businesses in the Haitian marketplace.
  • *Source: Building Markets, June 2014

Reports on Haiti

Read More
Business in Haiti’s Food and Beverage Sector (2011)
Report

Business in Haiti’s Food and Beverage Sector (2011)

DOWNLOAD EN

Buy Local. Build Haiti. A General Overview (2012)
Report

Buy Local. Build Haiti. A General Overview (2012)

DOWNLOAD EN

Haiti First: Promoting Local Businesses in Procurement (2012)
Report

Haiti First: Promoting Local Businesses in Procurement (2012)

DOWNLOAD EN

Haiti Impact Report (2012)
Report

Haiti Impact Report (2012)

DOWNLOAD EN

Read More
Donors

Make a donation
to increase our reach and impact

When you give to Building Markets, you are investing in a data-driven approach to change that is evidence-based and scalable. Your support helps Building Markets deepen impact where we work, enter new global markets, and spur job creation where it matters most.

Make a Donation

Donors and Partners

  • donors_and_partners
  • donors_and_partners
Double your impact when you donate today!

Global poverty is rising for the first time in decades, but access to economic opportunity can help families build thriving lives. Responding to the urgency of this moment, a group of generous donors will match every dollar up to $100,000 raised through December 31, 2022. Your gift will enable Building Markets to adapt and scale our programs to reach more small businesses creating critical jobs around the world. 

Don't miss out on the latest from Building Markets!

We update our community with stories, research, impact metrics, news and special events.