Evaluation of the DEC funded CAFOD interventions in Haiti - Phase 1 and Phase 2

Crenn, B.
Publication language
Date published
01 Jan 2012
Thematic evaluation
Accountability to affected populations (AAP), Disasters, Earthquakes, Shelter and housing, Urban, Water, sanitation and hygiene

When the earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, CAFOD responded through international Caritas agencies committed to Haiti in two critical areas: Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and shelter.

In the first months, activities included providing water, public pit latrines, hygiene kits and hand washing stations to about 50,000 people in 12 camps. Phase 2 ran for 18 months between August 2010 and January 2012 and had a strong development component by implementing a 100 house pilot project in rural communities in order to ensure permanent rural house reconstruction.

The evaluation lasted one month and is based on the information acquired from project documentation gathered from the 4 agencies, 33 sampled WASH beneficiaries in 2 CRS urban neighbourhoods (CRRPs), 4 WASH beneficiary focus group discussions, 2 WASH Committee members focus group discussions, 2 house beneficiary focus group discussions, 1 house builders focus group discussion, KII with 6 CAFOD staff from the London office and 8 Haiti partner staff in Haiti, 6 visits for direct observation in the field of 2 WASH neighbourhoods, 2 ex-WASH camps and 2 Shelter villages.