The Kore Lavi Program
Overall Objective: To reduce food insecurity and vulnerability by supporting the Government of Haiti (GoH) in establishing a replicable safety net system and expanding capacities to prevent child undernutrition. Specific Objectives: (1) Vulnerability Targeting: An objective, equitable and effective mechanism to select vulnerable households is institutionalized within MAST. (2) Food Voucher-Based Safety Net: A food voucher-based safety net program targeting extremely vulnerable households and promoting women’s empowerment and the purchased of locally produced food is institutionalized within MAST. (3) Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition: 150,000 households with pregnant and lactating women or children under two are practicing targeted behaviors for ensuring that infants and children are born healthy and nurtured effectively. (4) Stewardship: Key government institutions, local partners and women are using expanded decision-making capacities to support food security, disaster risk management and social assistance programming.
The project will establish a vulnerability targeting methodology and database that will be used by both the program and other GoH social assistance programs. The consortium will develop and test a GoH-managed model for a food voucher-based safety net program that can scale up nationally, surge during emergencies, and promote consumption of locally produced foods. It will induce permanent reductions in the prevalence of child under nutrition using a food-assisted Fist 1000 Days approach, as well as expand capacities of women to be able to more effectively participate in decision-making at multiple levels, from household to national. The organizations will expand the capacities of the GoH to be able to release timely and accurate early warning information and analysis on rapid-onset and slow-onset disasters. Additionally, the consortium will expand the capacities of the ministry of Social affairs and Labor (MAST) to support their strategy for coordinating social assistance and role as decision-making lead. The project will build capacities of twenty-three Participatory Development Support Councils (CADEPs) composed of civil society, private sector and government representatives to be able to monitor and support effective implementation of the vulnerability targeting and food voucher-based safety net systems. Finally, the project will also build the capacities of a national level civil society organization and four department-based civil society organizations to be able to mobilize and provide support for effective monitoring and implementation of those systems.
- Haiti>Nord Ouest
- Haiti>Sud Est