This report explores the impact of transport infrastructure and service availability and efficiency on the connectivity – the state of being connected – of GVCs. It assesses whether the Arab region meets the necessary requirements of infrastructure, logistics and trade facilitation to be able to participate meaningfully in GVCs.
The Arab region lacks sustainable natural resource management, mostly in the areas of energy efficiency and its overwhelming reliance on fossil fuels for virtually all its energy needs. War, political instability, and consequent displacement and migration, particularly in low- and lower-middle-income countries, further accelerate pressure on urban living space and resources. Sustainable-energy development is not a priority that is more relevant to any one Arab country rather than another, nor a choice between high growth and low growth.
This report will provide a description of the assessment conducted by IMC’s Mental Health and Psychosocial team in the region of Wadi Khaled following the displacement of Syrians into the northern villages between the Lebanese-Syrian borders as a result of the internal conflicts taking place in Syria.
This report is the result of 4 months of field data collection from April to August 2013 carried out in the Informal Tented Settlements (ITS) of the two districts of Zgharta and Minieh-Dennieh by SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL’s (SI) outreach workers. During the assessment, the outreach team visited 46 ITS and interviewed around 590 households out of the 1.098 registered in May in the settlements.
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.
Following the Nahr EL Bared War, LPDC launched in 2008 a workshop mapping the recovery and development initiatives in the camp's area. Documents in this package include: - "Handout LPDC workshop on NBC": Project summary sheet of rehabilitation of sanitation system in North Lebanon. Done in collaboration with the German Government through KfW Entwicklungsbank. Overall programme goal is to quickly improve the living conditions of the Lebanese population and the Palestinian refugees in the project area.