Project profile — Community and Public Security in Haiti


Viva Rio
2017-06-22 - 2020-04-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Police:
Police (15132) (5.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (5.00%)
• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (90.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to support the youth of Haiti’s low-income urban areas (called “popular zones”), who are most vulnerable to being both victims of a crime and perpetrators of violence. This project aims to increase security and stability in Haiti by: (1) enhancing the capacity of civil society organizations and the Haitian National Police to manage peace and security challenges; (2) having spaces and activities that bring together youth, the community and the Haitian National Police in an effort to reduce mistrust and violence; and (3) improving local development and income generating activities for vulnerable groups to productively engage them in society and their communities.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased community and youth participation in security decision-making and police work; (2) increased involvement of youth in peace programming (violence prevention programming and public security intervention at the local level) and (3) increased effectiveness of security programming by Haitian National Police in Port au Prince and in popular zones.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of January 2022 include: (1) reduced threats from instability and state fragility for Haiti’s population; (2) increased community and youth participation in security decision-making and police work in Port au Prince; (3) increased involvement of youth in peace programming in the project intervention areas; and (4) increased effectiveness of the Haitian National Police’s security programming;

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
13-08-2020 Disbursement $401,704
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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