Gender Responsive National Budgeting and Private Investing for SDG2-Zero Hunger
The Joint Programme seeks to ensure that the Lebanese central government, donor partners, international financial institutions and the private sector invest adequately, transparently, and in an accountable way in the sectors related to SDG 2 - Zero Hunger including agriculture, food security and nutrition to generate employment and income generating opportunities for vulnerable communities living in the poorest Governorates of Lebanon. The programme aims to prevent further erosion of agriculture, forestry, livestock, and fishing sectors which, at aggregate level, have been shrinking since the beginning of the Syrian Crisis.
The JP puts forward and objective to develop a set of interventions involving both public and private sectors to maximize investments in SDGs. On the public sector side, the interventions will help the Government of Lebanon prioritize and mobilize through its national budgeting process formulation, execution, and monitoring and evaluation process, as well as productive spending and investment in order to initiate the economy restructuring process announced in the Ministerial Declaration. This will take into consideration criteria on economic, social, gender benefits and contribution to selected high priority SDGs criteria or “budgeting for SDGs”. On the private sector side, the intervention seeks to leverage the work done with the government in SDG policy-making, objectives setting, and budgeting to incentivize the private sector but also donor partners and international financial institutions to align their investment decisions with the SDGs and particularly SDG 2.
UNDP, FAO, UN Women
Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance