Our Projects


Social and Local Development

  • Support to economic recovery, community security and social cohesion in Lebanese communities affected by the Syrian Crisis

    Following the recent significant deterioration of the situation in Syria, Lebanon is witnessing a sharply rising influx of refugees along the northern and eastern borders.

  • 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.

  • ART GOLD LEBANON

    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.

Democratic Governance

  • Support Office for Consensus Building, Civil Peace, and Constitutional Strengthening

    The aim of this project is to support consensus building, sustainable civil peace, constitutional strengthening and stakeholder dialogues in Lebanon and in the MENA region.

  • Lebanese Electoral Assistance Project (LEAP) for the Parliamentary Elections

    Parliamentary elections that were scheduled in Lebanon for June 2013 got postponed with a projected date -November 2014. Building upon the efforts that were made over the last year, LEAP identified a series of activities that should be undertaken in preparation for the upcoming Elections.

  • Public Policy Coordination provided to the Office of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers

    This project document builds on the experiences of the previous projects and also takes into consideration the recommendations of the outcome evaluation study done in August 2011, especially to better focus the project outputs and activities on the one hand, and develop a transfer of skills gradual plan of the support and core functions staff in agreement with government.

  • Support to Civil Service Reform and Managment Capacity of Public Administration

    This project covers the period of 2012. It aims at supporting civil service reform initiatives that are undertaken by the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) to modernize public sector organizations, provide them with the latest management and ICT tools to further improve their service delivery and facilitate the fulfillment of their missions.

  • Technical Support to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education

    A UNDP Policy Advisory and Project Implementation Unit will be established at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) to support the realization of the objectives of the Education Sector Development Plan.

  • Technical Assistance for Fiscal Management and Reform

    The present project aims to build on the achievements of LEB 00013397 Capacity Development for Fiscal Reform and Management. The project will support the realization of the objectives of public finance policy and the reform initiatives of the MoF.

  • Technical Support to the Lebanese Parliament

    The joint United Nations Development Programme in Lebanon and Lebanese Parliament Project started in 1999, in the framework of a Cooperation Agreement signed by UNDP and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Since 2005, the project has also benefited from the support of UNDP’s Global Programme for Parliamentary Strengthening.

  • Institutional Assistance for Economic Policy and Trade - Phase II

    The UNDP Project at the Ministry of Economy and Trade was initiated in 2001 with substantive revisions carried out in 2004 and 2005. An external evaluation was carried out for the period between 2001-2010 assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Project in terms of achieved outputs and results.

  • Technical Support to the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities

    UNDP proposes to provide support to the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities along two main axes. The first would support the ministry in project management, communication, information and communication technology, coordination and fundraising.

  • Sustaining and Enhancing the Institutional Capacity of IDAL

    The growth of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the positive impact such investments can have on economic growth and regional development have lead countries to actively seek to attract inward investment to secure new capital, new jobs, new technologies, and new skills, and to improve their infrastructure, and competitiveness.

  • Towards enhancing Access to Justice , phase II

    Phase I of this project started on March 2007 and it aimed at strengthening the capacities in the Ministry of Justice in order to achieve a more accountable, equitable, effective and human rights based administration of justice.

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Addressing Urban Hot Spots in Lebanon

    The project will aim to reduce and mitigate tensions in selected areas of Lebanon with the potential for conflict, in an effort to promote coexistence and civil peace in Lebanon.

  • Support to Lebanon Mine Action Programme – Phase III

    The landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) problem in Lebanon is still a huge one that threatens the lives and livelihoods of the Lebanese Population.

  • Support to the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee, Phase 3

    The Lebanese Working Group on Palestinian Refugees, which became later known as the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC), was created in November 2005 by the Council of Ministers, in response to the goal set by the Government of Lebanon (GoL) to improve the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

  • Towards Sustainable Solutions for Improved Living Conditions of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

    The Lebanese Working Group on Palestinian Refugees, which became later known as the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC), was created in November 2005 by the Council of Ministers, in response to the goal set by the Government of Lebanon (GoL) to improve the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

  • Support to PM Office - Strengthening Disaster Risk Management Capacities in Lebanon

    Lebanon is subject to a wide range of natural hazards, the biggest threat being of a severe earthquake and/or an associated Tsunami. Smaller-scale disasters which the country also faces include floods, forest fires, land-slides and drought.

  • Coordinated support to UNRWA in response to the Nahr El Bared Crisis

    In May 2007, violent clashes erupted between the Lebanese army and militants from the Fatah Al Islam group in the Nahr El Bared camp. Three months of heavy fighting took place leaving the camp in ruins and 31,000 inhabitants displaced. Similarly, the residents of the surrounding municipalities found themselves partially displaced.

  • Improving Living Conditions in Palestinian Gatherings Host Communities

    Falling outside the geographic mandate of UNRWA in terms of basic urban services provision and left unattended by local authorities, the 42 Palestinian refugees’ gatherings in Lebanon are considered to be among the most vulnerable.

  • Peace Building in Lebanon

    The UNDP Peace Building Project (2006-2011) addressed the underlying causes of conflict in Lebanon and created “safe spaces” for local identity groups to discuss their concerns openly and enhance mutual understanding of the different “other”.

  • Support to 2MSP on Convention for Cluster Munitions in Lebanon

    Second Meeting of States Parties 12-16 September, Beirut, Lebanon Following the proposition presented informally in September 2010 and the subsequent formal offer presented by the Government of Lebanon to the 1MSP of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) held in November 2010 in Vientiane, Lao PDR, to host and preside over the Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (2MSP), State Parties to the CCM warmly welcomed the offer and Lebanon was announced President-designate for the 2MSP. The meeting is scheduled to take place in Beirut, 12-16 September 2011.

  • Support to Lebanon Mine Action Programme – Phase II

    The project ‘Support to Lebanon Mine Action Programme’ will support the national mine action programme through the development of the Lebanon Mine Action Centre and the Regional Mine Action Centre into an organisation with improved quality management norms with the capacity to manage all pillars of mine action, according to international and national standards.

  • Recovery in surrounding communities of NBC (LRF)

    In response to the summer 2007 NBC conflict between Fatah Al Islam and the Lebanese Armed Forces, UNDP in January 2008 launched a recovery project “Early recovery of Nahr El Bared surrounding municipalities” focusing on the 6 municipalities surrounding the NBC area, namely; Muhammara, Bebnine, Bhanine, Minieh, Beddawi and Deir Amar, funded by the Italian government. Recognizing that the other 22 surrounding municipalities of Nahr El Bared were also badly affected by the crisis, UNDP received funding from the LRF to expand the recovery work to the third ring.

Environment and Energy

  • Sustainable Land Management in the Qaroun Watershed - Preparation Phase

    UNDP has recently received a small fund from the GEF to initiate a new project new project falling into biodiversity and land degradation themes.

  • National Action Programme to Mainstream Climate Change into Lebanon’s Development Agenda

    The proposed project is in in line with the Government of Lebanon’s plan of action, as mentioned in the first national communication report to the UNFCCC, and reiterated in the Second National Communication report to the UNFCCC.

  • 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.

  • Sustainable Oil and Gas Development in Lebanon “ SODEL

    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.

  • Environmental Resources Monitoring in Lebanon

    In response to the conflict of July-August 2006 and the subsequent oil slick on Lebanese shores, the Government of Greece allocated 1.64 million USD for the implementation of an environmental monitoring project in Lebanon, to be administered by UNEP. UNDP Lebanon was approached to implement a portion of this grant, in the amount of 706,200 USD.

  • 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.

  • Groundwater Assessment and Database

    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.

  • 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.

  • CEDRO III Country Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Demonstration Project for the Recovery of Lebanon

    The project aims at supporting the greening of Lebanon’s recovery, reconstruction and reform activities through the activation of end-use energy efficiency and renewable energy applications.

  • Hydro Agricultural Development for Marjeyoun Area

    The project will assist local communities in Marjeyoun area to benefit from a main canal supplying water to South Lebanon from West Bekaa. The project will show the advantages and efficiency of modern irrigation techniques, will propose the new cropping patterns in the region, and will support the establishment of a very much needed Water User Association.

  • Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative

    As a part of the UNDP/UNEP/GEF Global Solar Water Heating Market Transformation and Strengthening Initiative, this country programme of Lebanon aims at accelerating the market development of solar water heating in Lebanon with an objective to facilitate the installation of 190,000 m2 of new installed collector area over the duration of the project, an annual sale of 50,000 m2 reached by the end of the project and with expected continuing growth to reach the set target of 1,050,000 m2 of total installed SWH capacity by 2020.

  • Safeguarding and Restoring Lebanon’s Woodland Resources

    The long-term goal of this GEF funding request is to complement the on-the ground investments undertaken through the National Reforestation Program through the creation of an enabling environment and by building capacity for sustainable land management as a contribution to greater ecosystem stability, enhanced food security and improved rural livelihoods.

  • Mainstreaming Biodiversity Management into Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) Production Processes in Lebanon

    Lebanon lies within an important centre of flowering plant biodiversity, with approximately 2,600 species and an endemism rate of 12%. Around 365 medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) are found and utilised in Lebanon. The MAP and herb domestic markets are worth approximately US$35 millions per year and wild stocks supply approximately 98% of the MAP markets.

  • Mainstreaming conservation of migratory soaring birds into key productive sectors along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway

    The Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway is the second most important flyway for migratory soaring birds (raptors, storks, pelicans and some ibis) in the world, with over 1.5 million birds of 37 species, including 5 globally threatened species, using this corridor between their breeding grounds in Europe and West Asia and wintering areas in Africa each year.

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