Al Fayhaa Sustainable Development Strategy (AFSDS)

Project

At-a-Glance

Approval Date
Proposal Focus
1471
Core Focus
Secondary Cities
Country Type
Lebanon

Detail

Summary
The threes cities of Tripoli, El Mina and Beddawy, comprising the Al Fayhaa Union of Municipalities, are looking to a CDS to promote economic growth, increase employment, improve governance and alleviate urban poverty. The CDS will produce a local economic development strategy and investment plan for urban renewal and environmental management.
Objectives
Develop a strategic development framework to:1) promote the economic growth of Al Fayhaa cities and encourage investments;  2) contribute to poverty alleviation and increase employment;  3) improve urban governance and management.
Activities
1) Conduct multi-stakeholder meetings and workshops for CDS planning and consultative processes;  2) Establish and train a project management team;  3) Undertake a city competitiveness assessment;  4) Formulate a local economic development strategy;  5) Undertake an environmental assessment;  6) Contribute to an urban poverty assessment and urban upgrading strategy;  7) Undertake commercial and learning exchange missions;  8) Implement a capacity building and training programme.  
Expected Impacts and Results
Short Term: (i) Adoption and implementation of a CDS Strategy;  (ii) Mobilisation of donor finance for identified investments;  (iii) Lebanese, European and foreign business interests identified;  (iv) National-level endorsement of the AFSDS to ensure replication nationally. Longer Term:  (i) Enhanced urban economic growth through multi-year investment plan, attraction of investors, promotion of business in the three cities; and exploitation of potentials in tourism, industry and commerce;  (ii) Poverty reduced through increased employment; improved living conditions in squatter settlements; and implementation of sound environmental management;  (iii) Improved governance through enhanced local capacities; greater involvement of civil society institutions; participatory planning; and strengthened policy and regulatory frameworks.