Public Authority and Legitimacy Making (PALM) – host-refugee relations in urban Jordan and Lebanon

Lebanon Civil society and effective governance
November 2018
August 2019

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians, Palestinians and others have found refuge in urban Lebanon and Jordan, but face impoverishment and significant human insecurity. This 9-month-long research project will use mixed research methods to study the everyday practices that the state and non-state actors deploy to manage the social relations between the refugees and hosts in fragile urban settings, to analyze how this exercise of public authority is contributing – or not contributing – to peaceful host-refugee relations.

Current projects

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Participation in Lebanon (Bekaa Lebanon Governorate

Resilient Education: Educational infrastructure and services for the communities of Beirut and Mount Lebanon

Evidence-based planning and programming for humanitarian actors in Syria

Public Authority and Legitimacy Making (PALM) – host-refugee relations in urban Jordan and Lebanon

Sustainable drinking water supply for vulnerable communities

Support improved provision of basic social and health services through local capacity building in Lebanon and Iraqi Kurdistan

Providing Lebanese and Jordanian communities hosting Syrian refugees with improved WASH infrastructure and facilities at community, institution, and household level

Provide Lebanese and Jordanian communities with improved water, hygiene and sanitation infrastructure and facilities

Towards an active participation of civil society in the reform process

Social Protection and Economic Inclusion Programme

Support to the North Lebanon Water Establishment in improving water supply in target municipalities of Akhar district

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