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.
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 issues more