What is the goal about?

Eliminating poverty, especially extreme poverty providing equal rights to economic resources and securing basic social services such as education and health.

How does that relate to the Lebanon context?

Lebanon is doing much to help the poorest and the most in the country through targeted programmes and initiatives that aim to lift those furthest behind out of poverty and reduce their vulnerabilities. At the same many remain below the poverty line and risk being left behind.

Key Statistics

Did you know… …that 27% of Lebanese are considered poor, consuming less than $270 per month? …that in 2015, 70% of Syrian refugees in Lebanon spent less than $120 a month, 65% of Palestine refugees in Lebanon spent less than $210 a month and 90% of Palestine refugees from Syria spent less than $80 a month?

Goals in action

UNDP Syria

Emergency Employment for IDPs in Shelters

Located on the Mediterranean coast, the governorate of Tartous is currently hosting 500,000 displaced persons from various neighboring governorates since the start of the crisis in Syria. MORE >

UNDP Yemen

Helping young Yemenis fight unemployment

Twenty-five-year-old Tahani walks along a row of trees that she and her work crew planted earlier in the day.MORE >

UNDP Tunisia

Constructing a future for youth in Tunisia

Ever since Najet Salem was a young design student, she dreamed of two things: reviving the ancient carpet-weaving tradition and empowering the women artisans of her hometown of Gafsa, in southwest Tunisia. MORE >

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Lebanon 
Go to UNDP Global