Study of the Impacts of COVID-19 and Other Recent Shocks in Haiti
In early 2020, the Kore Lavi Strategic Objective 2 (SO2) impact evaluation was discontinued due to the COVID-19 pandemic and heightened insecurity. However, the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance seized this unique opportunity to conduct a mixed-methods study in three Kore Lavi communes in the Northwest Department and upper Artibonite Department (Bombardopolis, Mole Saint Nicolas, and Anse Rouge) where data was collected prior to the start of the pandemic.
The study looks at the impacts of recent shocks (COVID-19, climatic, social-political) on poor households, and the capacities and strategies these households have used to mitigate these events. It has identified several findings of particular importance to understanding the current food/nutrition security and poverty situation of poor households in the study areas.