WATER SECURITY IN HAITI: DO NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS CONSIDER WATER AND SANITATION AS A PRIORITY IN DEVELOPMENT
Type of DegreeMaster's Thesis
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
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National Stakeholders play an important role in ameliorating social issues within a given community. Their perception may determine whether a specific issue will be addressed. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the consideration that national stakeholders have towards water insecurity in Haiti. The data was drawn from a survey carried out by the World Bank Group in Haiti in 2018. This survey was part of their Country Survey Opinion Program (WBG 2018) in which they measure and trace stakeholders, partners, and clients’ perceptions of countries where the World Bank supports development activities. A sample of 134 statistical units were selected across the country. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze data. Findings show no statistical relationships between the chosen dependent (Water and Sanitation Priority, Health Priority, Poverty Reduction Priority, and Government Coordination) and the independent variables. Therefore, this translates that most respondents do not consider water and sanitation, health, and poverty issues as priorities in development. Also, most respondents consider the lack of government coordination as an impediment to development. The stakeholder theory supports the fact that Haitian National Stakeholders should consider, intervein, and implement policy to address these issues in Haiti.