Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) is building effective public administration institutions
We have established a Technical Assistance Facility in Lebanon, which is providing demand-driven technical, legal and training assistance on public administration issues to the Government of Lebanon. We are currently delivering technical assistance to 22 government bodies in Lebanon, which will enhance accountability and transparency to citizens through strengthened administrative systems.
We are bolstering structural reforms through our work with the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR). The CDR are leading the implementation of the USD 12 billion Capital Investment Programme that the Government of Lebanon launched during the 2018 Conference for the economic development of Lebanon through reform and enterprises (CEDRE). The programme aims to upgrade the Lebanese infrastructure through partnerships with the private sector and donor community.
TAF is developing a web portal for the CDR, making data and information about international funding and ongoing development projects open and easily accessible. The portal will include a section for CEDRE projects, increasing the ease and transparency of their procurement and strengthening the Government of Lebanon’s ability to effectively manage and attract funds to support stabilisation in Lebanon.
We have focal points in all 92 government departments, giving us an unrivalled network of administrative leaders who are actively supporting change and modernisation in Lebanon.
We are developing processes to deter wrongdoing, reduce inefficiency and improve transparency across public bodies in Lebanon.
We are building the capacity of 80 ministries and government agencies engaged during the inception phase of TAF.
TAF is designed as a demand driven project, meaning that government departments and ministries lead the process of identifying and shaping the areas they require technical assistance in.
TAF received 71 requests for technical assistance from government bodies. Ever since we have been working in partnership with them to identify and consolidate their priority needs. We have worked together to design projects that will strengthen public administration, governance, enhance transparency, increase access to information, improve oversight of funds and reduce opportunities for corruption. This collaborative approach has ensured all projects have government ownership and continuous engagement throughout their lifecycle.
Working in partnership with the Government of Lebanon
Our demand driven approach enables us to truly work in partnership with the Government of Lebanon. All Crown Agents experts are embedded within the ministries they offer technical assistance to. Together, we are working to reinforce stability and accountability in Lebanon.