Mid-term Evaluation of the USAID/Haiti Integrated Financing for Value Chains and Enterprises (HIFIVE) Program (2012)
In June and July 2012, ME&A assembled a team of four international consultants composed of an agribusiness specialist, an evaluation specialist, and two data collectors, with the purpose of providing information on: 1) the performance of the project in meeting its primary objectives; and 2) Its effectiveness in increasing the availability of financial products and services to USAID project beneficiaries and third parties (particularly in rural areas, and those engaged in USAID-supported value chains). The methodology used for this mid-term evaluation of a USAID funded project in Haiti was largely qualitative, consisting of open-ended interviews with individuals, and focus groups composed of beneficiaries of HIFIVE-supported loans and technical assistance. The ME&A team also reviewed relevant documents and conducted site visits throughout the island nation.
The USAID HIFIVE program is a financial sector service program designed to expand financial inclusion by increasing the availability of financial products and services to individual entrepreneurs and to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Haiti.