USAID's Investments for Democracy and Governance in Lebanon - Dollars to Results

Results of USAID's Democracy and Governance spending

FY 2011 $6.2 M

FY 2012 $1.8 M

FY 2013 $7.3 M

FY 2014 $9.2 M

FY 2015 $4.7 M

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Lebanon’s government structure constrains decision-making authority at the local level, making it difficult for local leaders to address the demands of their electorates. Municipalities also face a host of challenges including a lack of funds, limited personnel and weak capacity. These constraints thwart a vibrant and diverse civil society’s ability to influence public policy and make responsive governance more difficult.  The United States is committed to a stable, sovereign, independent and prosperous Lebanon. Through USAID, substantial resources are invested in efforts to improve public services at the local and regional level.

USAID's Democracy and Governance Program in Lebanon aims to:

  • Ensure that elections are competitive and reflect the will of an informed citizenry; and
  • Strengthen democratic political culture and civil society by supporting the means through which citizens can freely organize, advocate, and communicate. 
Lebanese youth in Saida celebrate Independence Day.

Lebanese youth in Saida celebrate Independence Day.


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