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

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 landsmore

Our Stories

Host communities identify their own priority needs

The Ministry of Social Affairs, in cooperation with the UNDP, and through an appreciated funding from the UK, was set to conduct a participatory methodology the maps of the risks and resources. This is a determination to overcome the crisis and a resilience that cannot be achieved with kind words and wishes but in the wisdom, experience and engagement of stakeholdersmore 

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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