Under the framework of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and European Investment Bank (EIB) cooperation agreement, an initiative for a Quick Win project was implemented in Lebanon in order to tackle the country’s lacking public transport sector.
The Human Development Index (HDI) focuses on three basic dimensions of human development: the ability to lead a long and healthy life, the ability to acquire knowledge, and the ability to achieve a decent standard of living.
The use of cleaner-burning alternative fuels, such as natural gas instead of conventional diesel in public transportation vehicles is increasing rapidly. Recent statistics reveal that that 41.3% of U.S. public transit buses use alternative fuels or hybrid technology, with 16.9% using hybridelectric technology, 16.7% using natural gas fuels and 7.4% using biodiesel (APTA, 2014).
Check out our work in Lebanon and how we contribute in development through working on the main focus areas: Social and Local development, Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Energy and Environment & Response to the Syrian Crisis.
UNDP LEAP developed and produced a documentary highlighting the work that the project provided to support and assist the 2018 Parliamentary Elections.
“The 2018 parliamentary elections were a step forward. The UNDP, with the support of its partners, will assess the lessons learned from these elections to develop the appropriate and most relevant priority areas of intervention towards achieving electoral reforms, democratic stability and participatory governance in Lebanon”, said Philippe Lazarini in his editorial published in the 19th issue of the “Peace Building in Lebanon” News Supplement.

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5.9 million

Population

10.3

Poverty rate

12.36

GNI per capita

76

HDI (2016)

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