Humanitarian Assistance, Resilience, and Rebuilding: The Long-term Impact of the Neighborhood Approach on Post Earthquake Haiti

Summary of Findings
A Post-Project Sustainability Study of The KATYE Project

The January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti was the largest natural disaster in the country’s history. Residents were confronted with a tragedy of monumental scale and the daunting task of building back. Among the hundreds of projects implemented in response to the disaster was the KATYE Project. Named for the Haitian Creole word for “neighborhood,” the KATYE Project was implemented by Project Concern International (PCI), CHF International (now Global Communities) and USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to support a community-led, sustainable approach to recovery. The project’s goal was to develop and demonstrate replicable strategies for neighborhood-based humanitarian assistance in heavily impacted urban areas, such as downtown Port-au-Prince, that would meet the humanitarian needs of earthquake-affected households and create the conditions for longer-term recovery and rebuilding.