DevStat, in consortium with ICON Institute, has been awarded the project “Technical Assistance to the Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) in Lebanon” to support official statistics in Lebanon. The technical assistance will cover the fields of National Accounts, social and demographic statistics as well as strengthening the capacity of staff through training. The project will last 18 months, during which technical support will be provided to CAS in order to improve the quantity and quality of statistical information in general.
The assistance is particularly important in the context of the Syrian crisis, which has obliged to about 1.5 million Syrians to move to Lebanon, thus adding stress to the socio-economic conditions of the country. Knowing better, through improved statistics, the living conditions and the impact on the economy will allow the Lebanese Government and the international community to address the needs of the population.