Chronic Disease and Poverty - Haiti Case Study (IADB-HA-T1220)

  • Haiti
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 20, 2016
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.15 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.15 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 22, 2016

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Project Description
The general objective of this Technical Cooperation (TC) is to advance local and global knowledge on non-communicable diseases and injuries (NCDI) in Haiti. In particular, it aims to assess the burden of disease from NCD and injuries (NCDI) among the poorest populations and to identify policies and integrated delivery platforms that would effectively address and reduce that burden. This knowledge will be a valuable input for the Ministry of Public Health of Haiti (MSPP) and the Global NCDI Poverty Commission. The TC will finance consulting services to undertake the following two components: (i) The creation of a National NCDI Commission to advance knowledge and programing in Haiti, and (ii) generating knowledge about NCDIs in Haiti. According to the IADB, there are no associated environmental risks and expected positive social effect, particularly among the poorest and vulnerable of Haiti. The environmental and social safeguard classification system for this operation is "C".
Investment Description
Estimated project cost is US$150,000, financed with the Special Program for Employment Promotion, Poverty Reduction and Social Development in Support of the Millennium Development Goals. This investment is through non-reimbursable technical cooperation.

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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at,1752.html (in English) or,1752.html (Spanish).