Tailored for stability: Adapting livelihood and protection programmes to strengthen social stability in Lebanon

This policy brief evaluates methods to use livelihood and protection programmes to strengthen stability in Lebanon for both host communities and Syrian refugees. It aims to inform future interventions for vulnerable host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon and to suggest integrated approaches that address a combination of protection, livelihood and social stability challenges.

The document outlines key lessons learned and recommendations for multi-sector programming, and highlights specific examples of tailoring project activities to strengthen protection outcomes and reduce inter-community tensions. The document draws on the experience of five partner organisations – International Alert, Arcenciel, the Lebanese Observatory of Workers and Employees’ Rights, House of Peace and the Human Rights Legal Clinic of La Sagesse University.

The partners jointly implemented the ‘Protection and Livelihoods for All People’ project supported by the European Regional Development and Protection Programme in 2017–2018 in the Bekaa (with a focus on central Bekaa) and Akkar (with a focus on Halba)