Project profile — Haiti-Canada Municipal Cooperation Program - Phase 2



Overview 

CA-3-A035573001
$20,525,722
Partenariat FCM etVille de Montréal (CA-CRA_ACR-3118913938)
2014-01-30 - 2020-03-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)

Sector 

• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (30.00%)
Public finance management (15111) (30.00%)
Decentralisation and support to subnational government (15112) (30.00%)
Domestic Revenue Mobilisation (15114) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

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

Description 

This project aims to strengthen partner municipalities and federations to improve the delivery of public services, better promote and regulate local development, and support economic and social development. It seeks to increase the transparency, efficiency and financial sustainability of local governance institutions, and enable them to be role models in municipal management and local service delivery for the rest of the country. The project also supports municipal initiatives that benefit citizens and small businesses, such as improved roads, electricity, water and sanitation and waste management, and stimulate local economic growth. The project builds on the results of the Haiti Earthquake - Haiti-Canada Municipal Cooperation Program - Phase 1 by continuing to build the institutional capacity of five Haitian local governments (the City of Port-au-Prince and the municipalities of Gressier, Leogane, Grand Goave and Petit Goave) and three national associations of elected officials (the National Federation of Mayors of Haiti, the National Federation of Boards of Communal Sections and the National Federation of Assemblies of Communal Sections). The project also supports the Ministry of the Interior and Local Authorities in its progress towards decentralization. Some project activities include: (1) providing technical support by Canadian municipal experts in administration (budgeting, budget monitoring and reporting), urban and land use planning, road repair, economic development and waste management services; (2) implementing a tax collection system, including issuance of tax accounts communications and monitoring of revenue collection; (3) developing and implementing regional urban plans and economic development plans; (4) providing technical support to the three national federations of locally elected officials to design and implement training programs for their members, improve their advocacy capacity and optimize the integration of common services; and (5) supporting the Ministry of Interior and Local Authorities to enhance its capacity to respond to municipal needs and to design and produce relevant municipal management and communication tools for nation-wide dissemination.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) the City of Port-au-Prince as well as the municipalities of Gressier, Leogane, Grand Goave and Petit Goave and their inter-communal structure are stronger and more accountable, are making progress toward sustainable self-financing, and are providing more services that meet the strategic needs and interests of women and men as well as supporting local development; (2) three national federations of elected local officials are stronger and more accountable, are making progress toward diversifying their revenues, are streamlining the use of their resources, and are providing useful services to their members; and (3) the Ministry of the Interior and Local Authorities is better able to harmonize the activities of local governance stakeholders and to communicate and disseminate information on local governance.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (September 2020) include: (1) strengthening of citizen committees and improvement of their participatory practices; (2) completion of 10 local development projects by municipal engineering departments; (3) sensitization of citizens on the importance of paying taxes; (4) development of an anti-sexual harassment policy for the municipality of Port-au-Prince; (5) Strengthening the capacity of the City Hall in terms of communication, including the organization of several consultation sessions and public events and the creation of a website for the City Hall; (6) Broadening the tax base and increasing the income of the communes; (7) Professionalizing the local tax department (training, systematization of evaluations, etc.); and (8) Increasing the number of taxpayers and increase the financial autonomy of the Port-au-Prince commune, thanks to the substantial increase in the property tax on built-up properties.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
16-06-2020 Disbursement $451,215
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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