EU Funded UNDP Response in Syria
Restoration and Stabilization of Livelihoods
To respond to the increasing socioeconomic challenges, UNDP was able through the EU contribution to scale up its early recovery and resilience interventions in 2014 taking into consideration basic needs prioritized by local communities in affected areas including both IDPs and host communities.
Given the protracted nature of the crisis, host communities have overstretched their resources and residents are competing over services, resources and community infrastructure. Following the rapid participatory assessment of the main livelihoods needs in targeted areas and as part of UNDP strategic orientation to strengthening local NGOs capacities and ensuring civic engagement in the process of crisis response, interventions were identified and implemented in partnership with local NGOs, local committees and faith-based organizations. For each target
governorate, UNDP develops a Governorate Profile capturing the governorate’s main socio-economic features and a situation analysis reflecting on the impact of the crisis with a special focus on the development indicators, the current priorities and needs of the affected population, in addition to identifying entry points and resources for the development of an adequate response plan. Area/Governorate response plans are then developed to define the framework of interventions under the overall UNDP strategic plan in SHARP.