The USAID-funded Building Alliances for Local Advancement, Development and Investment – Capacity Building (BALADI CAP) project built the capacity of civil society organizations in Lebanon to manage and implement grants to strengthen citizen-municipality cooperation in local policy and decision-making.

Lebanese firm BRD and Counterpart undertook a mapping of advocacy campaigns active in Lebanon between 2013 and 2018, specifically civil society efforts related to the use of public space, women’s rights to nationality, solid waste management, the rights of people with disabilities, and answers for parents of individuals disappeared during Lebanon’s civil war.

As these campaigns include demands for government action, transparency, and policy change, governance and accountability is a common thread throughout these case studies.

Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned

Public Spaces: A Right, not a Luxury

Al Harake Barake “Movement is Life”

“My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family.”

The Waste Management Coalition in Lebanon

Committee of the Families of the Kidnapped and Disappeared of Lebanon


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