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Public Investment and Education
The contrast between the Dominican Republic and Haiti are striking. Despite their close proximity, the majority of Dominicans, about 90 percent, have basic reading and writing skills. Haiti has one of the lowest rates of public expenditure for education in the world. Little more than half of all Haitians are literate.
Rural Poverty and Education in Haiti
The highest levels of education can be found in the Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. But the massive migration to the Haitian capital post-earthquake has left a vacuum in the country’s many rural areas, where levels of absolute poverty are at their highest. Click on Haiti to learn more about poverty levels per department.