This project is funded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and will increase market opportunities for smallholder farmers and to respond to the demand of hotels in Port-au-Prince, anchored by IFC’s clients Marriott Hotels, and Codevi Industrial park in Ouanaminthe, which provides meals for its employees and houses cantines for its factory workers. This project will reduce market barriers for Haitian farmers that have the potential to meet part of this market demand currently satisfied through imports.
This Global Affairs Canada-funded project is a five-year maize and bean value chain project managed by Papyrus and its partners, Research Triangle International (RTI), and Alliance for the Management of Risks and Business Continuity (AGERCA). MAIS is also changing the lives of women and youth in rural communities by improving capacity through agricultural education, providing small grants and increasing market access.
Papyrus is the prime implementer of Konbit, a five-year, USAID-funded project that works with local civil society organizations and the private sector to build organizational capacity, encourage collaboration and develop a culture of sharing of best practices, innovation, and results. Konbit – a Haitian Creole term for teamwork – is a key component of USAID’s Local Solutions initiative to influence and achieve significant and sustainable development results in Haiti.
Papyrus has joined forces with Group Croissance and the Haitian Association of Economics Journalists for Sustainable Development (AHJEDD) to publish a bi-monthly magazine on the most pressing and relevant development initiatives underway in Haiti and the region. This broadly read publication features the most up-to-date news and information necessary to keep development stakeholders in the know!
We provide end-to-end project management services for projects ranging from hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars. Papyrus is consultation-based, participative, gender sensitive and market-driven. We compete for and manage projects that are compatible with our business approach and vision for long-term sustainability.
Papyrus is a trusted partner for clients that require reliable research, data analysis, and technical solution development in Haiti and throughout the region. Our reputation is built on having a deep knowledge of Haiti and well-established relationships with local and international specialized talent. We effectively engage with local communities in even the most challenging neighborhoods to deliver accurate information on time and within budget. Recent clients include: Konterra, Clean Cooking Alliance, Heineken, BRANA S.A., the Kellogg Foundation, University of Chicago NORC, IDB, the Rand Corporation, Ace Hardware, Chemonics.
Surveys and Market research
International industry leaders, multi-national companies and local organizations trust Papyrus to help them mobilize quickly and in compliance with local laws and regulations. We provide cost-effective personnel, procurement and administration services as well as short-term and long-term shared facilities services. Recent clients include: University of Florida, FHI360, JE Austin, and Tetra Tech.
Back Office Support
Our multilingual team and Affiliates are available to provide technical expertise on short-term assignments, as members of long-term project teams on which Papyrus is a subcontractor and to lend their specialized knowledge and expertise to the design and implementation of projects and activities in governance and public sector strengthening, organizational capacity building, agriculture value chain development and public-private partnerships.
Governance and Public Sector Strengthening
A keen sense of diplomacy and discretion characterize our governance practice. Our team of affiliates have held managerial and advisory roles that have earned the trust of our partners and have been critical to our success in Haiti and abroad. Our experienced team specializes in international development, public administration, institutional capacity development, financial management, revenue mobilization, democracy, rule of law, human rights, parliamentary support, and electoral system support. We also understand the importance of working with and empowering networks of non-state actors, private sector and civil society groups and are able to effectively work with these organizations’ leaders as well as with cabinet ministers and other high-ranking government officials.
Organizational and Technical Capacity
Building the capacity of local service providers is a how we are making our vision a reality. The team of seasoned team experts at Papyrus delivers essential capacity building services like access to local and international experts, small grant administration, training and “hub” services to dozens of organizations throughout Haiti. Our network of experts, both external and in-house, provide free consultations to any organization in need of advice on topics pertaining to organizational development. To book an appointment with an expert, fill out our online request form.
Papyrus manages the time-consuming, complex, and often challenging tasks of managing your business, project, and research teams. Widely viewed as the premier management firm in Haiti, we believe that strong systems, locally led solutions and strategic partnerships are key to solving development challenges anywhere in the world.
Agriculture Value Chain Development
Unpredictability can be the most predictable part of doing business, especially in the agricultural industry. Papyrus has the specialized skills to manage relationships, maximize resource efficiency and meet production objectives for private-public partnerships. Small producers also trust us because we understand their unique needs. Papyrus works effectively with minimal infrastructure while enhancing adoption and sustainability. Our team increases the chances of success for multiple small producers with a combination of innovative pre-financing and crop insurance methods and hands-on, effective management.
My greatest accomplishment at Papyrus has been to align my skills to a deeper understanding of compliance. This ability is not to be underestimated in this environment of rapid expansion over the past two years in particular.
"My greatest accomplishment at Papyrus has been to align my skills to a deeper understanding of compliance. This ability is not to be underestimated in this environment of rapid expansion over the past two years in particular."
— PAPYRUS Finance manager
Papyrus managed the Smallholder Alliance for Sorghum in Haiti (SMASH) project, a seven-year program initiated by Heineken and its local subsidiary, Brasserie Nationale d’Haïti (BRANA)...