Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: Haiti

This report is part of a series of national case studies aimed at disseminating knowledge on the current status of social protection systems in Latin American and Caribbean countries, and at discussing their main challenges in terms of realizing of the economic and social rights of the population and achieving key development goals, such as combating poverty and hunger. 

The purpose of this document is to outline the situation of current public policies in social protection and promotion, acknowledging that the earthquake of 2010 exposed the structural weaknesses of Haiti's development model, creating a humanitarian emergency situation that still exists but that also gave the opportunity for innovations in public policies. 
The analysis will be developed considering social and gender inequalities, including the issue of care as it has been shown that the linkage between women and care is a central issue both in gender relations —as a general institutional order— and in social protection systems in Latin America (Martínez Franzoni, 2008; Lamaute-Brisson, 2011).