SISSAF is an ambitious effort to tackle some critical aspects of the infrastructure situation in Lebanon, which are directly linked to the economic, environmental and social stability of the country. Suffering from the legacy of conflict since 1975, insufficient investment and a complex political environment, development in Lebanon's energy, transport and water infrastructure has impeded sustained economic growth and development.
This EU-financed contract aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery and financial sustainability in the infrastructure sectors (energy, water and land transport) and to improve aid effectiveness provided to the Lebanese infrastructure sectors, notably by supporting the development of sector programmes and their implementation. The project has been designed around a two-phase process, involving specific results and activities for each sector: support to the development (Phase 1) and the implementation (Phase 2) of sector programmes.
The core of the project turns around the necessity to organise the sectoral strategies around a Programme Based Approach in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.