International Aid to Lebanon

Combaz, E.
Publication language
Date published
02 Aug 2013
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
Evaluation reports
Accountability and Participation, Development & humanitarian aid, System-wide performance, Targeting, Identification and Profiling

Solid data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) makes mapping the official part of international donor aid to Lebanon possible. At the same time, as emphasised by one expert, official data is only part of the story: before and since 2006, a major part of aid flows to Lebanese actors (governmental and other) has been unrecorded, for example from Saudi Arabia and from Iran. Another difficulty is that official aid data from the past two years is not yet consolidated, though preliminary indications are available from both OECD and OCHA. With regard to aid committed in response to the Syrian crisis since 2011, data is available from OCHA. This data is easy to disaggregate by donor, but not by sector. Lastly, based on a rapid review, both the data and literature that address aid to Lebanon at macro levels seem largely gender-blind.