Rental support cash grant programme in Haiti - Final Evaluation

This final evaluation report details the findings the final external evaluation of the rental cash grant programmes, which were carried out in Haiti between 2010 and 2014 by 10 different organisations, including Concern. 

Destruction in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons.
Destruction in Port-au-Prince, Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The evaluation found strong evidence that recipients of the Rental Support Cash Grant (RSCG) obtained safe and secure rental accommodation, an observation that holds true across gender and age groups. Indeed, when asked about their perceptions of safety before and after the earthquake, respondents overwhelmingly reported feeling safe at both temporal points.

There is also strong evidence that recipients of the RSCG either maintained their existing safe and secure rental accommodation or obtained new accommodation that was perceived as safe and secure after the end of the grant period. Regarding socio-economic well-being, beneficiary self-assessment found that this had significantly improved as a result of the RSCG; yet more objective measures indicate that beneficiaries’ situation was largely in line with their pre-earthquake levels.

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