Small Actions Credit Line (Quick Impact)

Projekt abgeschlossen

The Small Actions Credit Line (Quick Impact) is a humanitarian instrument of the Swiss Embassy's cooperation office that allows a fast response to requests for moderate one-time funding of limited duration. It enables the Embassy's cooperation office in Lebanon to fund small scale development or humanitarian activities that addresses needs of refugees, IDPs, vulnerable migrants or communities at risk, supports the strategic strengthening of the portfolio of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Middle East and which contribute to the visibility of Swiss presence in the region.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Humanitäre Hilfe & DRR
Beschäftigung & Wirtschaftsentwicklung
Stärkung der Gesundheitssysteme
Schutz, Zugang & Sicherheit
Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen
Medizinische Dienstleistungen
Einsparung von Wasserressourcen
01.03.2019 - 31.12.2022
CHF  800’000

The Middle East is facing a complex, regional crisis. The parallel conflicts in Syria and Iraq have both been qualified by the United Nations as the highest level of humanitarian emergency.

The continuous degradation of the humanitarian context, along with the increasingly protracted nature of the crises, requires therefore careful studies, identification missions and testing of partners/ideas, while keeping a good enough Swiss visibility set of programme adaptations both on operational and managerial level.

Ziele To strengthen the relevance and coherence of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Middle East 2019-2022 in Lebanon through the availability of a simple and flexible funding tool.
Zielgruppen Target group will depend on the individual Partial Actions.
Mittelfristige Wirkungen
  • Strategic strengthening of the portfolio of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Middle East.
  • Covering of existing gaps, urgent needs and pinpointed interventions.
  • Exploration of innovative approaches, responding to emerging opportunities and test new fields of intervention

Erwartete Resultate:  

  • Implementation of small scale humanitarian and development initiatives-
  • Conducting of or contributing to assessment, consultancies, capacity buildings, events, studies, and others.
  • Provide the Swiss Cooperation Office with an appropriate tool to react timely to request of local partner.

Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

  • Improved knowledge to youth in public schools in 3 different areas in Lebanon through arts, and sports.
  • Youth led Initiatives in Lebanon have increased opportunities for getting sustainable funding within the next year of project cycle
  • Improve the language skills between workers and employers, through an application.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Internationale oder ausländische NGO
Organisation der Vereinten Nationen (UNO)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren Partial Actions funded under the Small Actions Credit Line (Qutck Impact) have justification of their own and do not always need to be in synergy with larger projects of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Middle East. However, in general interventions should be In line with the domains as defined in the mentioned strategyu Small projects can be complementary to existing projects within the Cooperation Strategy.
Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    800’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    98’149 Projekttotal seit Anfangsphase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   293’908 Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF   500’000

Phase 2 01.03.2019 - 31.12.2022   (Completed)