Open Source Archives

We strive to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and the implementation of progressive and  participatory research methods, with the goal of generating tangible, durable changes in the way research about Haiti is conceptualized, implemented and applied.


Research Hub & Open Source Archives

EKO HAITI Research Hub is a research and knowledge mobilization platform focused on creative, collaborative and interdisciplinary research and associated research-based learning. We aim to become the intellectual “home” for research about Haiti by creating and providing open access to the largest crowdsourced research archive dedicated to Haiti, by fostering cross-disciplinary research and innovation, and by providing support for progressive research in the form of contextual expertise and training.

“The trees fall from time to time, but the voice of the forest never loses its power. Life begins.”

Jacques Alexis, Les Arbres Musiciens (Paris, 1957)
Haiti is the birthplace of a rich literary heritage that deserves more attention. Haitian authors open a window into this Caribbean nation’s vibrant culture and tumultuous history.

EKO HAITI collections include all works, published and unpublished by Anthropologists Gerald Murray, Glenn Smucker and Timothy Schwartz
Dedicated to the late great, Kreyolicious (Katheline St. Fort), our photographs archives holds a large collection of images dating back to the late 1800's .
40 years of development reports, evaluations and survey databases many of which are not publicly available, are buried in drawers, closets, private libraries of NGOs and government donors.


Oral histories are a powerful tool in developing historical understanding

Oral history offers an alternative to conventional history, filling gaps in traditional research with personal accounts of historically significant events or simply life in a specific place and time. Oral histories do more than provide charming details to dry historical accounts. In fact, oral histories help others recapture lived experiences that are not written down in traditional sources.

> Transcripts archive

" Bwa pi wo di li wè lwen, men grenn pwomennen di li wè pi lwen pase l "

The tallest tree says that it sees far, but the seed that travels says that it sees even further.



As an independent institute, we rely on crowdsourcing and donations to continue expanding the depth and scope of our archives.  Your contribution enable us to provide open access to a vast collection of ethnographic and research material which in turn aims at fostering further research and contribute to a better understanding of the country.

The publication of a first evaluation of the Haitian educational system in 1987 was already indicative of the stakeholders’ desire to have an adequate idea of it from the administrative, pedagogical and human resources standpoint. From this study, stakeholders agreed that the quality of human resources should be improved and that the management of available resources should be streamlined and that curricula should be modernized. Although many decisions have been made, it is clear that, three decades later, many challenges remain unanswered. More recent studies have focused either on the impact of school expenditures and financing public and private education in Haiti or on the issue of quality and access to education. This present study undertaken by InnovED-uniQ is undoubtedly one of the first to be concerned about the literature produced on education in Haiti. Indeed, since the first appearance of educational training centers in Haiti (which can be traced back to the 1950s), there is no comprehensive documentation on the state of publications on Haitian education. The dominant domains or problems in Haitian education research are also not known. Yet, there is a set of reflections made by both student-researchers and professional researchers across the country. A reference center for educational documentation is not only aimed at acquiring knowledge on the field concerned, but also on the capitalization of knowledge production of scientific documents. The lack of systematization of these data makes them inaccessible to the university community. This is, among other things, the void that this review study proposes to fill.