Economic cooperation and civilian reconstruction
Economic cooperation is part of the bilateral relations between Germany and Lebanon. In the following we present our focal points of economic cooperation as well as of our contribution to civilian reconstruction after the conflict of summer 2006.
Financial and technical cooperation between Germany and Lebanon
Germany's bilateral assistance until summer 2006 comprises € 42.3 million for financial cooperation (loans) and approximately € 23.2 million (grants) for technical cooperation in the narrower sense. This does not include Germany's substantial contribution to the EU program. In addition, an amount of approximately € 132 million have been disbursed since 1990 for general development cooperation and humanitarian aid, mainly via German NGOs and autonomous institutions like churches, universities, relief agencies.
There is no bilateral framework agreement between the governments of Germany and Lebanon in the field of economic cooperation and development; financial protocols in this field have not been signed.
As a consequence of the conflict in July and August 2006, Germany assisted Lebanon with humanitarian aid at first and pledged later on € 107 million for the civilian reconstruction. For further information on this topic please refer to "German contribution to civilian reconstruction in Lebanon " on this page.
Small grants programme
The Embassy has a budget of yearly app. 40.000 Euro for projects within the framework of the small grants programme. During a year, appr. 5 projects can be supported. This scheme has proven to be an effective tool of German development co-operation. The aim of this small grants programme is to provide local NGO´s with the means to activate their potential and thus to improve their situation by themselves. The Embassy emphasizes on socio-economic multiplier-effects and capacity building. Social institutions, authorities, churches, associations or other non-governmental organizations can be granted a fund for a specific project. Project proposals should be handed in at the Economics Section of the Embassy.
Leaflet Small Grant Scheme
Humanitarian Aid in Lebanon by the German Federal Foreign Ministry
Humanitarian aid abroad, for example in the wake of natural disasters or during conflicts is one of the main tasks of the Federal Foreign Ministry.
Under the followng link you may find further information on the humanitarian aid in Lebanon by the German Federal Foreign Office.
Humanitarian Aid in Lebanon by the German Federal Foreign Office
Senior Experten Service (SES)
(© Senior Expert Services)
Senior Experten Service (SES) is the Foundation of German Industry for International Cooperation (Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit). It is a non-profit organisation.
Senior Expert Service (SES)
OECD – Germany is one of the world's major aid donors
Germanyis one of the world's major donors of development assistance, ranking second only to theUSA. This marks excellent progress according to Federal Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, but there is still a lot to be done if Germany is to meet the ambitious goals it has set itself.
OECD – Germany is one of the world's major aid donors [pdf, 61.6k]