LEB/JOR DANIDA - Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP)

In Lebanon and Jordan, the protracted refugee crisis, structural fragility, political and economic crises, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to increased poverty and unemployment, especially among youth and women. Switzerland will support vulnerable communities in both countries to access their rights, enjoy increased safety and enhance their self-reliance through a combination of livelihoods support, protection, research and advocacy contributing to progress towards durable and sustainable solutions.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Empleo y desarrollo económico
Formación profesional
Creación de empleo
Apoyo a empresas e inclusión económica
Formación profesional
Desarrollo de pequeñas y medianas empresas
Protección social
01.01.2023 - 31.12.2026
CHF  5’250’000
Contexto The influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon and Jordan has put massive strain on state structures and social fabrics. It has also led to an unprecedented international response to support both the refugees and the resilience of the host countries. Given the ongoing conflict in Syria, the high level of uncertainty about how the situation will evolve, the associated risks and the generally unfavourable conditions for return, millions of people are likely to remain displaced. After more than 12 years of conflict, the above-described situation, combined with the lack of perspectives for durable solutions, has led to continued large-scale protracted displacement in Lebanon and Jordan. Meanwhile, both host countries have seen their economic situation deteriorate, with Lebanon going through the worst economic and governance crisis in its modern history. Humanitarian and development needs for the diverse vulnerable groups are continuously growing and accessible resources declining. It is important to ensure human dignity and rights, and to avoid tensions in supporting sustainable and decent income opportunities for the most vulnerable while paying a particular attention to exacerbated risks (gender-based violence, child labour, exploitation). There is an imperative to move beyond a direct response to basic needs and to harness the space for sustainable systemic change.
Objetivos Vulnerable communities in Lebanon and Jordan are given access to their rights, and enjoy increased safety and enhanced selfreliance towards durable and sustainable solutions.
Grupos destinarios

Direct: 7,450 – 8,550 Individuals
Indirect: 25,500 – 29,000 Individuals

Significant focus and resources will be allocated to address the systemic challenges and capacitate national actors to achieve the programme objectives and targets, so as to sustain and scale its impact on the long-run.

Efectos a medio plazo
  1. Vulnerable communities are more selfreliant and resilient to shocks.
  2. Women and children at risk of exploitation and abuse are enabled to increasingly enjoy their rights, safety and quality services.
  3. Policy dialogue around durable and sustainable solutions, including livelihoods and protection for vulnerable communities is promoted.
  4. National and sub-national institutions, organisations and structures supported have enhanced capacity to respond to community needs.

Resultados previstos:  

  • Vulnerable community members have enhanced access to increased sustained income through employment.
  • Women and girls benefit from improved protective and enabling environment.
  • Children are sustainably protected from the worst forms of child labour through holistic and long-term strategies.
  • Enhanced strategic engagement with relevant stakeholders able to influence legislative and policy processes relevant to RDPP’s focus areas.
  • National civil society partners have enhanced their institutional capacities to deliver quality and efficient response.

Resultados de las fases anteriores:   Through 26 partnerships with local and international actors, RDPP previous phase got the proof that the three ‘thematic areas’- livelihood support linked to protection, research and advocacy - are relevant to simultaneously meet the multiple needs of displacement-affected communities and to promote the necessary policy changes in Lebanon and Jordan to address challenges like access to labour markets, GBV and child labour. With its strong focus on localisation, the RDPP has successfully pioneered localised assistance through civil society actors, resulting in strengthened capacity for tailored protection services and improved access to adequate livelihood opportunities, albeit on a limited scale. SDC South Cooperation will take over the funding of this programme after it was funded from SEM and SMFD.

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
ONG internacional o extranjera
  • Other international or foreign NGO North
  • Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)

Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores RDPP will contributes to strengthening the humanitarian development nexus and localization efforts in both SDC’s income and protection portfolios. As a multi-donor programme, RDPP strengthens coordination among project donors (incl. DK, EU, NL, Czech Republic and IRL) at national and regional levels.
Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    5’250’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    1’575’074
Fases del proyecto Fase 1 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2026   (Fase en curso)