With funding from the UK government, Mercy Corps (MC) is currently working on the Improved Networks, Training and jobs – INTAJ programme to support vulnerable communities in the Beqaa and the North governorates in addressing their economic needs during a two-year implementation process, from March 2016 to April 2018.
Existing studies on stalled jobs growth in Lebanon have identified several characteristics of the Lebanese labour market, as well as several macro-level impediments to economic growth (including political instability, tenuous security, infrastructure and energy costs), which require national level policy coordination and intervention.
Small Steps, Big Achievement!
In the March issue of our newsletter, we reflect on INTAJ's achievements now that we are nearing the halfway point of the two-year program and on our plans for the coming months. In quarter 3, new partnerships were created, others grew and we are ambitious for new ones in the future. Under the solid waste management and recycling component we started an exciting knowledge sharing initiative between our partners with a training day in Bishmizzine. Under our skills component many trainees have completed their skills training and are now ready to join the work force, and yet more started their career path.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue.
INTAJ is building stronger businesses and increasing employment in Lebanese communities
Based on a review of these studies and its own in-country programming experience, Mercy Corps has identified crosscutting constraints to jobs growth in Lebanon that affect market actors at the individual,business and market levels of economic production. To address these constraints, Mercy Corps is implementing a series of interventions targeted at each level of economic activity in order to stimulate sustainable jobs growth.See how INTAJ helped 311 individuals get jobs ▸
If you want to participate in the INTAJ programme, please click on the link relevant to your activities to fill out the Call for Application: