This is the ninth report to be produced by Better Work Haiti in the framework of the HOPE II legislation. This synthesis report provides an overview of the working conditions of 25 factories during the period March – August 2014. Twenty-three of these factories were included in the eight synthesis report published in April 2014.
The first section of this report gives an overview of the HOPE II legislation and the origin of the Better Work program in Haiti. This section also includes an explanation of the Better Work methodology, including the reports produced in the framework of the Better Work program and the HOPE II legislation.
The second section of the report outlines the compliance assessment findings from the ninth round of factory assessments, conducted between April and August 2014. This section also includes an analysis of compliance effort since the previous synthesis report.
The third section of the report describes Better Work Haiti advisory and training services in the period from March-August 2014.
The fourth section of the report outlines the priorities of the Better Work Haiti program in the upcoming months. Finally, the last section of the report describes the efforts made by the factories to correct the compliance needs identified in the Better Work Haiti compliance assessments.
Compliance synthesis reports for each of its country programmes, presenting analysis of non-compliance at the aggregate level. The goal of these reports is to provide transparent information for all programme stakeholders regarding working conditions in the factories participating in the programme.