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The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace in Lebanon

The World Food Programme’s Contribution to Improving the Prospects for Peace in Lebanon
Publisher: SIPRI
September, 2021

This report aims to provide a better understanding of the World Food Programmes (WFP) contribution to improving the prospects for peace in Lebanon. Specifically, the report investigates where and how WFP’s cash-based transfer (CBT) interventions in the country make potential peace contributions and looks at how these contributions could be further developed.

The findings are based on a review of programme documents, in-depth interviews with a range of stakeholders and field visits to project sites in Lebanon in 2021. The findings suggest that WFP’s CBT interventions can—and do—positively contribute to improving the prospects for peace in Lebanon. However, the conflict and peacebuilding environment in Lebanon is extremely complex and rife with uncertainties. With this in mind, the report emphasizes the importance of taking conflict sensitivity concerns into account and provides 13 recommendations on how WFP’s contribution to peace in Lebanon could be enhanced.

 

 

 

 

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Lebanese context 

3. Lebanese case study approach 

4. Findings: WFP’s engagement in Lebanon  

5. Cross-cutting components to improving the prospects for peace  

6. Conclusions  
 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Dr Kristina Tschunkert is a Researcher with the Food, Peace and Security Programme at SIPRI.