Policies & Interventions

"A Shoulder to Lean On.” Towards Rights-Based Interventions and Policies for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.

This policy brief analyses the socio-political implications of the so-called October policies, and suggests legislative, political, and practical measures to improve the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. It also aims to inform policy formulation regarding Syrian refugees from a human rights-based perspective, while discussing modalities for enhanced programming at the civil society level.

The Repercussions of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Lebanon: The Challenges of Providing Services and Creating Jobs

The Syrian conflict has seriously destabilized Lebanon; the scale of the refugee influx has proven immensely difficult for both host communities and local authorities to cope with. Severe socio-economic implications of the influx are being observed primarily at the job market level, causing heightened competition between refugee and host communities. To counter these challenges, LCPS argues, Lebanon must move away from an emergency/relief-oriented response to a developmental approach that considers the implications of the Syrian refugee crisis in the long-term.

Security That Protects: Informing Policy on Local Security Provision in Lebanese Communities Hosting Syrian Refugees

The purpose of this policy brief is to inform policy formulation on local level security provision and refugee protection, and to propose modalities for upgrading the sys- tems of the Lebanese security institutions in a way that strengthens protection of the Lebanese communities and the Syrian refugees they host.

The Syrian crisis and its impact on Lebanon – A conflict analysis

The present report analyses the impact of the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis on Lebanon and Lebanese host communities. This brief analysis presents the main conflict issues and trends, and the network of interaction between local and national level conflict dynamics. It provides an overview of key actors relevant to addressing intercommunal conflict and draws some programming implications, for both conflict sensitivity of current programming and further opportunities for conflict transformation.

How can the international community engage better with Syrian civil society organizations during the civil war?

Since the start of the revolution in Syria, the number and activities of Syrian civil society organisations (CSOs) have multiplied extraordinarily. Whereas before the revolution civil society barely existed, CSOs are now involved in (i) relief and recovery, (ii) peacebuilding, peacemaking and peacekeeping, and (iii) advocacy, evidence gathering, media and monitoring. The international community is doing a lot to support Syrian CSOs. This paper benchmarks the Syrian CSO community and the international community’s engagement with Syrian CSOs against best practices.

الدليل إلى معرفة أحوال المرأة

ان كتاب "الدليل إلى معرفة أحوال المرأة" الصادر عام 2010،هو ثمرة للتعاون القائم بين الهيئة الوطنية لشؤون المرأة اللبنانية وصندوق الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي للمرأة ، في إطار البرنامج الإقليمي لدعم الحقوق الإنسانية للمرأة UNIFEM في مناطق المغرب والمشرق. وهو يرمي في الأساس إلى رسم الأطر التي يمكن من خلالها التعرّف على أحوال المرأة في مجالات عدّة في بلادنا، فالقاعدة المعرفيّة الموضوعيّة حول قضايا المرأة تشكّل الأساس الذي يمكن الإنطلاق منه لرفع مستوى الإدراك العام لأهميّة هذه القضايا ولرسم الاستراتيجيات الفعالة لمناصرتها.

Close The Gap - How To Eliminate Violence Against Women Beyond 2015

This briefing note presents facts about violence against women (VAW) and discusses the repercussions that it has on development. In addition, this briefing note points to the insufficient mechanisms for eliminating VAW that existed at the time it was published and puts forth suggestions to eliminate VAW beyond the 2015 development agenda. 


“Moukhtar” booklet provides guidelines for municipality leaders and mayors, on how to effectively implement practices and procedures that would benefit the local community, whether in regular daily activities or in conflict situations.

LPDC's Workshop: Recovery and Development Initiatives in NBC Surrounding Communities - progress 2009

Following the Nahr EL Bared War, LPDC launched in 2008 a workshop mapping the recovery and development initiatives in the camp's area. They followed up in 2009 with another workshop reviewing the development projects that took place in the NBC area. Documents in this package include: - "CDR projects in the region of NBC": in Arabic. Goes over Lebanon's CDR (Council for Development and Reconstruction) planned and ongoing projects in the areas of transportation, water and sanitation, education, health and local development.


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