Social and Local Development

UNDP's support in the area of social and local development focuses on policy and operational support. At the upstream level, UNDP provides policy advice for the development of national policies for social development and poverty reduction and makes available relevant reports and assessments. At the downstream level, UNDP supports the implementation of local development initiatives in the poorest areas of the country, including South Lebanon, Bekaa, North Lebanon and Beirut Southern Suburbs.

Our Goals

At the policy level, UNDP succeeded in developing a poverty profile for Lebanon through the production of the Poverty Report “Poverty, Inequality and Growth”. Moreover, UNDP extended its technical and administrative support to the Inter-Ministerial committee for social issuesmore

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Women Working in potato agriculture

UNDP-Lebanon women working in potato agriculture in an internatal road rehabilitated by UNDP so that the farmers can easily access their lands

Our Stories

  • The One Voice Choir: Music for Peace and Friendship

    The Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA), the Waldensian Church in Italy and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), brought together fifty-four young girls and boys from different schools and various backgrounds, to form a choir. After weeks of training, the choir gave a performance under the guidance of Maestro Zakar Keshisian, on July 10 2016.more

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  • Live Lebanon Supports 230,000 Direct Beneficiaries

    It is a daily struggle for some of the Lebanese population to receive the assistance it needs to tackle issues such as education, health, and the environment. This case has been going on for a long time, therefore starting in 2009, UNDP thought of an innovative and pilot project that could benefit from the strong point of Lebanon: its successful and numerous diaspora.more