In January 2010, a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti caused physical, social, and economic devastation. More than a decade later, Haiti continues to experience political and social unrest and natural disasters, including another large earthquake that struck the country in August 2021.
GAO reviewed results from evaluations, agency documents, and implementer reports for a nongeneralizable sample of activities selected based on funding. GAO interviewed officials, implementers, and beneficiaries.
GAO found that across key sectors--economic and food security, governance, and health--at least half of the results were successful and at least one-third were unsuccessful. For example, under governance, an activity improved property tax systems and another activity fell short in strengthening judicial oversight.