BASIC Research in Country Focus: Lebanon

This note summarises the work that Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) Research is carrying out in Lebanon, as of July 2023. BASIC Research is working across over 11 countries, including Lebanon. There are three projects conducting research in Lebanon. The first explores the geographies of social assistance in urban informal settlements in Beirut, the second analyses the politics of social assistance and the role of “parallel non-state” systems, and the third investigates configurations of social assistance in situations of mass displacement. The research is conducted and supported by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), ACTED, World Vision Lebanon, The Policy Initiative and the University of Sussex.