Project profile — Canadian Experts Deployed to MINUSTAH and MINUJUSTH, Correctional Services in Haiti


2017-01-26 - 2020-04-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• 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 is part of the Civilian Deployments Platform, which provides Canadian experts to organizations to support increased peace, security, and stability. This project mainly focuses on women and girls in fragile and conflict-affected states. This project deploys Canadian Correctional Services experts to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti and the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti to contribute to a more effective, respected, accountable and professional rule of law system. This supports improved prevention, stabilization and recovery from conflict. The project aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Haitian correctional system and enhance its compliance with international corrections and human rights standards.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project included: (1) enhanced the application of the Haitian corrections system to comply with international corrections and human rights standards and to support staff in conducting duties effectively and professionally ; and (2) enhanced the application of a policy framework and reporting structures that support compliance with international corrections and human rights standards and lead to an increase in transparent governance of the Haitian correctional system.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of project (October 2019) include: 1) improved la Direction de l’Administration Pénitentiaire d’Haïti’s capacity for long-term planning and the reporting of results; and 2) provided support leading to the official certification of four out of eight Haitian prisons, as respecting international and national standards of treatment of prisoners. This certification process comprised122 key points related to the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH). This certification of prisons is a significant success highlighted in a presentation to the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The deployment of Canadian Correctional Service experts to MINUJUSTH achieved the expected results of this deployment.

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 Project-type interventions
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