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Multi-Sector Market Environment Analysis – Haiti. To what extent can markets meet the basic needs of the population affected by Hurricane Matthew

October 2016 — By ACAPS

Relief interventions in Haiti, including those to the 2010 earthquake, have been criticised for their (potential) harmful effect on the national market systems (ALNAP 2011 Humanitarian Coalition 2012). This multi-sector report intends to strengthen the understanding of the market environment in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. More specifically, the objective of this review is to:
Provide a consolidated overview of what is known about the overarching market environment in Haiti at the time of Hurricane Matthew and make this information accessible to all interested stakeholders to inform initial planning decisions on how to respond and on what information is required to better inform an evidence basis for descisions.
Identify underlying causes of humanitarian needs in Haiti that currently relate and/or are likely to relate in future, to the functioning of the markets.
Inform strategic level decision-making on the most appropriate response options and transfer mechanisms based on an understanding of the market environment (considering both cash and in-kind options).
Identify pressing information gaps and provide recommendations to address these.
This analysis of the market environment in Haiti is based on a review of secondary data ACAPS has been able to locate since Hurricane Matthew made landfall on 4 October 2016.