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What is the goal about?

Fostering innovation and building resilient infrastructure to promote inclusive sustainable industrialization as a driver of continuous economic growth and sustainable development.

How does that relate to the Lebanon context?

Lebanon has a reputation for a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and has done a lot to improve the conditions for small businesses to grow. However, additional efforts are needed to promote more resilient infrastructure and innovation and to strengthen the industrial sector.

Key Statistics

Did you know…

…that through the construction of industrial areas in Lebanon, 31,000 jobs can be positively impacted which will then help develop the local economy?

…that the information communications technology sector in Lebanon is expected to grow 7.24% annually from 2015-2018?

…that the estimated cost of traffic congestion in Lebanon is estimated between 5-10% of GDP?

Goals in action

UNDP Egypt

Ending violence against women: 3 ways to innovate

In this blog series, UNDP experts and practitioners share their experiences and views on innovation in development practice. MORE >

UNDP Lebanon

Lebanon – Reviving Markets and Stimulating the Local Economy

“We used to sit on rocks and walk in mud during winter season. But now the road is paved, so the market is accessible and clean.” MORE >

UNDP Syria

Restoring Roman Wells to bring relief: How an ancient artifact is revived for livelihoods

In Syria's rural areas, long-abandoned Roman wells have become more than a relic of a bygone civilization. MORE >

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