Setting an Inclusive Framework for Human Security and Social Justice within the IMF and GoL Restructuring and Reform Plan: Education an equalizer and enabler

Project Description

This project addresses Lebanon’s severe crises, where 82% of the population faces multidimensional poverty, exacerbated by government subsidy rollbacks and economic challenges. With education severely impacted, including two years of pandemic-induced closures and economic hardships, the country faces a crisis in learning outcomes and negative coping strategies. Public spending on education, currently below recommended levels, faces further cuts, risking deeper inequalities. The project aims to integrate a social justice and human security lens into the IMF and Lebanese Government reform plans. By advocating for education as a social equalizer, the project seeks to contribute to sustainable peace, economic development, and reduced inequalities and injustices in Lebanon.

Project Activities

Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship

American University of Beirut


PO Box 11-0236

Riad El Solh, ​1107 2020
Beirut, Lebanon

Tel: +961-1-350000 EXT. 4469


The Debs Center, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th floor
New York, NY 10017-2303, USA

Tel: 1-212-583-7600