Globally, 54% of the population lives in urban areas today. By 2045, the number of people living in cities will increase by 1.5 times to 6 billion, adding 2 billion more urban residents. With more than 80% of global GDP generated in cities, urbanization can contribute to sustainable growth if managed well by increasing productivity, allowing innovation and new ideas to emerge.
Lebanon has the highest ratio of refugees per capita in the world. This project aims enhance the resilience of local communities in Lebanon hosting Syrian refugees, moving from a humanitarian to a development-oriented approach, and engaging citizens in identifying priority investments.