One of the better tools to achieve accountability and transparency, the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act will, among other requirements:
- Examine carefully how obligated funds have been used by USAID and its implementing partners at both the prime and subprime levels;
- Detail existing goals and quantitative and qualitative indicators that USAID is applying at the program level;
- Assess how the Department of State and USAID are working with Haitian authorities and consulting Haitian grassroots organizations in the design and implementation of aid programs;
- Assess efforts to include the Haitian private sector in recovery and development programs;
- Assess whether vulnerable populations, including Internally Displaced Populations, women, children, orphans and persons with disabilities have been taken into account in the design and implementation of new programs;
- Assess how USAID programs are impacting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers who are crucial to Haiti’s economy;
- Examine the U.S. government’s efforts to address Haiti’s deadly cholera epidemic.