The Current Economic Development Challenge in Haiti

*According to CIA World Factbook


  • Haiti’s informal sector makes up about 80% of the country’s economy

  • The country’s GDP, as of 2013, is approximately 8 billion USD

  • Since 2010 Haiti has received about 5 billion dollars of development assistance funding

  • The total tax revenue earned by the state is about 24% of the national GDP

  • Unemployment ranges consistently between 40-50%

  • The country’s population is approximately 10 million people, 55% of which are under the age of 24