Employment Intensive and Infrastructure Programme in Lebanon (EIIP): Assessing the Employment Effects (January 2019)

Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) in Lebanon was designed to create decent short to medium-term work opportunities for displaced Syrians and members of host communities in Lebanon through infrastructure improvement. This study assesses the employment impact of four projects implemented under EIIP Lebanon.

The programme utilized Local Resource-Based Technology (LRBT) including labour-intensive approaches to rehabilitate and improve rural roads, drainage and irrigation canals, water catchment cisterns, etc. EIIP is implemented by the ILO in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Labour and UNDP. It is funded by Germany through KfW Development Bank. Between October 2017 and December 2018, EIIP Lebanon implemented 10 infrastructure projects with a total value of USD 6,445,000.