UNIDO Integrated Programme for Lebanon
The UNIDO Integrated Programme for Lebanon was formulated in the effort to support Lebanon’s objective to establish a modern and strong industrial base, which satisfies internal demand, attracts investments and allows the penetration of Lebanese products into international markets, UNIDO’s integrated programme aims at supporting the enhancement of the competitiveness of the Lebanese industry and its integration in the global market.
It is structured in four major components:
1. Effective governance;
2. Promotion of partnerships and market access;
3. Improvement of enterprise performance and SMEs development; and
4. Industrial Environmental Management.
It addresses major industrial development issues such as information for strategic and policy decisions, quality, standards and consumer protection at enterprise and institutional levels, SME development including promotion of industry-based employment generation activities, integration of the Lebanese industry in the regional/international production and commercial chains and actions to reduce the impact of industrial activities on the environment while improving the cost-efficiency of industrial processes.
The IP has also incorporated specific actions required to quickly and urgently respond to the needs of the areas in the South of Lebanon returned under Lebanese control in May 2000.
Following the 2006 events, new activities have been established as per a new UNIDO proposal in accordance with the Lebanon Recovery Plan.