Under direct community support, CSP collaborates with local partners to implement short- and medium-term interventions aimed at improving livelihoods and ensuring access to services in its aim to alleviate sources of tension among communities.
CSP’s technical assistance/capacity building component complements the program’s community support, workforce development, and wastewater management activities by ensuring that recipients of assistance possess the know-how, skills, and tools to maximize the impact and sustainability of USAID investments.
CSP’s workforce development component aims to improve employment outcomes for Lebanese nationals by enhancing access to quality technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
Under its wastewater management component, CSP is collaborating with the Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW), regional water establishments (RWEs), the Litani River Authority (LRA), municipalities, and local communities to design and implement interventions that mitigate pollution resulting from the discharge of untreated domestic and industrial wastewater.
Who We Are
The Community Support Program (CSP) in Lebanon is an $100 million program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that is running from 2018 – 2025. Implemented by Chemonics International, the program is designed to improve the delivery of essential services and enhance economic opportunities, primarily in Lebanon’s North, South, and Beqaa regions.
What We Do
News & Stories
In partnership with local governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector, CSP uses a fast, flexible, and locally informed approach to address each community’s unique dynamics.
What Do People Say About CSP
We’ve never learned about the safe operation of the single-stage pump or the chlorination system before. Thanks to USAID/CSP, we now feel more confident with how to use the system safely.”
“USAID/CSP’s training made us more aware of the safety measures we need to take while handling recyclable waste.”
“The electric pressure cleaner was much needed to help us unclog and clean the pipes. The training USAID/CSP provided showed us how to properly use and maintain it in order to ensure the durability and effectiveness.”
“We learned new methods to improve the efficiency of the solar panels and reduce their maintenance’s cost.”
“The training material exceeded my expectations and I really enjoyed being part of these workshops. We are now looking forward to developing and implementing the awareness plan.”
“USAID/CSP’s training enabled us to learn new techniques that will allow us to increase our cherry production and become market competitors during these difficult times.”
“I learned to operate and maintain the generator myself instead of having to call an engineer or technician.”
“Our participation in USAID/CSP’s training sessions with the municipality to enhance tourism reinforced our sense of belonging to the village and strengthened our ability to sustainably improve local livelihoods.”
“Compared to last year, our sales of olive oil doubled and even tripled thanks to the trainings on social media, excel and maintenance of equipment which we received from USAID/CSP.”
“We thank USAID/CSP for the trainings they have conducted for us because it helped us improve our products and create innovative ideas with the tools and knowledge they provided us.”