CIDA’s cooperation program with Haiti is one of the longest standing and most important in the Americas. In this context, CIDA’s Performance and Knowledge Management Branch and the Haiti, Cuba & Dominican Republic Program Division agreed to carry out an exhaustive evaluation of CIDA’s co-operation program in Haiti for the period covering the years 1994 to 2002, and identify lessons applicable to other countries in crisis. Universalia was engaged to analyze the participation and institutional development (ID) components of the country program. The aim of the participation component was to give a voice to a whole range of representatives in the Canadian programming from 1994 to 2002, focusing on five key issues: relevance, coherence among initiatives, results, efficiency and sustainability of Canadian programming. The objective of Universalia’s review of this component was to examine the nature and the range of institutional development results over eight years and assessed their sustainability. Universalia services included: 1) designing the overall approach and methodology for the institutional evaluation; 2) coordinating data collection in Canada and Haiti; 3) collecting and analyzing data; 4) drafting the report; 5) participating in workshops with 32 Canadian partners involved in Haiti to identify issues, validate findings and obtain feedback on proposed program approaches.