Our Projects

Social and Local Development

  • Support to the Lebanese Host Communities Affected by the Syrian Crisis

    The Lebanon Host Communities Support Project (LHSP) is developed under the framework of the UNDP response to the impact of the SYrian crisis in Lebanon (Lebanon Stabilization and Recovery Program).

  • Enhancing Capacity for Social Development

    The project “Enhancing Capacity for Social Development” will support the Ministry to be transformed from a Ministry of Social Affairs to a Ministry of Social Development, to be able to play a leading role in improving the livelihood of local communities and vulnerable groups.

  • Post-War Socio-Economic Rehabilitation Programme in Beirut Southern Suburbs

    The Beirut Southern Suburbs (BSS) is an area characterized by significant deprivation and absence of social services. It is heavily populated and is witnessing tensions caused by high income poverty and youth unemployment.

  • Support to the Economic and Social Fund for Development

    The project will support the Economic and Social Fund for Development through enhancing employment opportunities and community development activities.

  • The Lebanese Expatriate Project - Live Lebanon - Phase I

    The aim of Live Lebanon project is to mobilize a critical mass of more than 10 million Lebanese living abroad in support of local development in the most deprived areas of Lebanon.Hereby, it is contributing to the elimination of poverty and regional disparities in Lebanon.

  • ART GOLD South

    South Lebanon, long neglected and once enmeshed in regional and internal conflicts, includes two of the poorest districts in country: Marjeyoun and Bint Jbeil. The lack of quality public services, environmental degradation, youth social exclusion, and the poor livelihood condition of the majority of the population are among the main challenges confronting the region.

  • ART GOLD Beirut Southern Suburbs

    More than one third of the entire Lebanese population is estimated to live in Beirut Southern Suburbs. One of the country’s poverty pockets stretching across a relatively small area of 28 km2 only. Beirut Southern Suburbs is confronted with serious challenges affecting the wellbeing of its nearly 1 million residents, of whom youth constitute a large majority.

  • ART GOLD North

    North Lebanon is largely recognized to comprise some of the poorest segments of the Lebanese population. ART GOLD operation in North Lebanon covers the three districts of Akkar, Minnieh Dennieh and Tripoli due to their relative increased poverty. The living conditions survey of 2004-2005 showed that out of the seven districts in northern Lebanon, Akkar, Minnieh Dennieh and Tripoli occupy the first rank in the table of poverty districts.

  • ART GOLD Bekaa

    The UNDP ART GOLD Lebanon is an international cooperation programme operating in four areas of Lebanon towards the improvement of their social and economic development. The programme focuses on three main themes: local economic development, decentralized cooperation aiming to enhance the exchange of expertise, and the participatory work to attain national ownership.

  • Support to the Achievement of the MDGs

    The project addresses a number of issues for the attainment of the MDGs in Lebanon, including MDG costing, preparation of poverty profile and sectoral reports for MDG achievement, localizing the MDGs in two regions, capacity building for monitoring the MDGs, preparation of an update for the MDGR, and advocacy for the MDGs.


    In Lebanon, empowering local communities needs to be at the center of development. The country has long suffered the effects of war, instability and the resulting increase in poverty and regional disparities. This has considerably weakened the population nationwide while impacting more broadly the marginalized and most vulnerable groups of youth and women.

  • Regional Development Programme in Akkar - Phase II

    Considering various socio-economic and development indicators, Akkar has the highest poverty rate and is the most deprived region in Lebanon. In partnership with CDR, UNDP implemented the first phase of the Regional Development Programme in Akkar (2003-2009) covering the majority of Akkar villages where municipalities are operational.

  • Reviving Farmers’ Livelihood in South Lebanon

    The project aims at contributing to the promotion of rural development and poverty alleviation, through overcoming agricultural constraints and assisting the small and poor farmers in reducing the production costs, increasing quality of produce and overcoming post-harvesting barriers.

Democratic Governance

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Environment and Energy

  • The Rehabilitation of Saida Dumpsite

    Saida dumpsite is located in the southern part of the city of Saida, at the sea front, only 200 meters from nearby residences and commercial units. The city urban areas are closely surrounding the landfill site at a distance of several hundred meters.

  • This project aims at supporting the newly created, but not staffed yet, Petroleum Authority at the Ministry of Energy and Water, particularly the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Unit.

  • Lebanon’s Low Emission Capacity Building project

    This project fits into Outcome 5 of the Lebanon UNDAF which aims to improve the accessibility and management of natural resources and enhance responses to national and global environmental challenges.

  • HCFC Phase out Management Plan (HPMP)

    Lebanon’s HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP Stage-I) comprises of a combination of interventions such as technology transfer investments, policies and regulations, technical assistance, training, awareness and communications and management, coordination and monitoring in the Foams and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration sectors, to be implemented over six years from 2011 to 2017.

  • Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Lebanon’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC

    This project aims at assisting the Government of Lebanon with the enabling activities necessary to undertake the Third National Communication (TNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its submission to the Conference to the Parties in accordance with the guidance provided by the UNFCCC.

  • Institutional Strengthening Project for the Implementation of Montreal Protocol in Lebanon (Phases VII -VIII))

    Lebanon is committed to the complete phase-out of ODS in accordance with the Montreal Protocol control schedule. Lebanon ratified the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol in March 1993. Since the per capita consumption of ODS in Lebanon was less than 300 gm, Lebanon was classified as a country operating under Article-5(1) of the Montreal Protocol and therefore became eligible to receive assistance from the Multilateral Fund (MLF) in order to meet its obligations under the MP.

  • Integrated Solid Waste Management of Baalbek Caza

    Given that solid waste management remains a critical environmental issue in Lebanon, at both the policy and local/implementation level, the Ministry of Environment has secured funds from the Government of Italy (Embassy of Italy) to undertake a pilot solid waste management plan and implementation in the Caza of Baalbek in North Lebanon.

  • Institutional Support to the Ministry of Environment

    The Ministry of Environment (MoE) is the national authority in Lebanon in charge of the protection of the environment. MoE has been established in Lebanon since 1993 and faces a variety of challenges in undertaking its functions starting from the size and nature of environmental situation and its challenges in the country to the lack of human and financial resources as well as the challenge of mainstreaming environmental conservation within national planning. More so the ability of government agencies to perceive that sustainable development is the basis sound economical development.

  • Lebanese Centre for Water Conservation and Management (LCWCM)

    Although known as a water rich country, recent assessments of water availability compared to demand for domestic use, agriculture, industrial and environment have shown that Lebanon will soon be facing water shortages. Some studies show that Lebanon may face chronic and critical water shortages by 2020 unless the sector is reformed.

  • The project will catalyze the development of the small, decentralized, grid-connected renewable energy (RE) power generation market in Lebanon. The target is to facilitate the installation of at least 1.75 MW of new decentralized RE power generation capacity during the lifetime of the project, resulting in direct GHG reduction benefits of approximately 35,500 tonnes of CO2eq.

  • The ENPI regional energy project aims at the promotion and implementation of innovative technologies and know-how transfer in the field of solar energy, particularly PV systems. In the target countries; Lebanon, Jordan and Palestinian, the weakness of the grid, in terms of blackouts and brownouts, undermines security of supply in critical facilities and in small and medium size industries.

  • With the continuing deterioration of the situation in Syria, Lebanon is witnessing a sharply rising influx of refugees through the northern and eastern borders, spreading onward across the country.

  • The objective of the Lebanon Environmental Pollution Abatement Project (LEPAP) is to reduce industrial pollution in targeted industrial enterprises and to strengthen the monitoring and enforcement capabilities of the Ministry of Environment. LEPAP is a joint initiative between the MOE.

  • The main objective of CEDRO 4 is the application of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems and measures across Lebanon’s several economic sectors (commercial, industrial, and utility-scale, and a demonstration project on a village scale and bioenergy sourced heating) and beneficiaries.

  • Lebanon is facing a major crisis in terms of large numbers of refugees fleeing the war in Syria, and finding shelter within Lebanese cities and towns across the country. The influx of refugees is adding pressure on the existing social and infrastructure of Lebanon which is already in a delicate state.

  • The impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon is reaching a scale unprecedented in the history of complex, refugee-driven emergencies. The number of refugees is expected to reach 1.5 million by the end of 2014, an increase equal to 36% of the entire Lebanese pre-crisis population.