Haiti’s National Housing Policy: Will it work for women?
Assessing the World Bank-financed plan for housing reconstruction
By Gender Action, September 2012 (six page report attached here as pdf)
Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women? demonstrates that the Haitian government's World Bank-supported draft National Housing Policy risks burdening the poor, especially women, with expensive and unobtainable housing by relying on private solutions. The case study concludes with recommendations for strengthening the Policy
to ensure that projects are affordable and accessible to all, especially the 1.5 million Haitians that remain displaced, almost three years after the January 2010 earthquake.
This case study is also available in French: La Politique Nationale du Logement: Aidera-t-elle les Haïtiennes?