Project profile — Support to Haiti's Fifth General Population and Housing Census


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2018-01-19 - 2023-08-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (30.00%)
• Public sector policy and administrative management:
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (10.00%)
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (25.00%)
• Social protection and welfare services policy, planning and administration:
Social protection and welfare services policy, planning and administration (16011) (5.00%)
Statistical capacity building (16062) (30.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• 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 (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


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.

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.

Results achieved 

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.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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