What is the geographical scope of the programme and on what basis have the municipalities been selected?

Phase I of the Baladiyati programme (2018-2022) targets 27 municipalities all over Libya. Phase II of the Baladiyati programme (2021-2024) targets 21 municipalities in the South of the country (eight of which are new compared to Phase I). The programme serves municipalities affected by the migration crisis, aiming to enhance the provision of basic and social services to the benefit of all populations. The selection of the municipalities has taken place in coordination with Libyan authorities at both central and municipality levels according to a set of criteria, such as the exclusion from other funding, the economic development potential, and the presence of vulnerable groups including migrants, refugees and people displaced internally.. This platform for dialogue and consultations have allowed for the identification of the municipalities with critical requirements both in terms of urgent basic services delivery and medium to longer term development projects.


What are the key sectors supported by the programme?

The programme serves municipalities affected by the migration crisis aiming to enhance the provision of basic and social services of vulnerable populations in the fields of education, health, child protection, and water and sanitation (Phase I). Baladiyati’s ambitious Phase II will contribute to addressing inadequate access to basic services and infrastructure in the areas of education, WASH and sustainable energy; promote dignifying job opportunities in local economy sectors such as agriculture and construction towards household resilience and food security; strengthen social cohesion at communal level in the pursuance of a sustainable environment for development.


Who are the beneficiaries of the programme?

The beneficiaries of the programme are the most vulnerable groups in the municipalities. They include migrants, refugees, internally displaced people, host communities, and returnees. The municipalities will benefit from the enhanced provision of basic and social services, the creation of job opportunities especially for young people, as well as traininginitiatives and technical assistance to technicians and decision-makers of the municipalities.  


What is the added value of the partnership of AICS, UNDP and UNICEF with the EU Trust Fund on this programme?

The partnership of AICS, UNDP and UNICEF with the EU Trust Fund will ensure that all vulnerable groups are reached, with each agency achieving specific objectives with the avoidance of any overlapping or duplication within the programme. To achieve early maximum coverage, AICS, UNDP and UNICEF will work in different municipalities.


What is the role of each partner in this programme and how is coordination taking place?

  • AICS works with selected INGOs and civil society, upgrading basic service facilities and providing equipment and construction works in hospitals, schools, and community spaces. AICS also delivers technical assistance and capacity building to Libyan municipal authorities to enhance inclusive service provision. Starting from 2022, AICS has also been working to foster job opportunities, support entrepreneurship, and enhance skills development, particularly in the agro-food sector.
  • UNDP works to strengthen the capacities of municipalities in providing basic and social services, particularly in municipalities most affected by migratory flows, for resilient local service delivery, as well as improving access to quality basic and social services, especially to the most vulnerable people living in the selected locations.

  • UNICEF commits to improve the living conditions and resilience of vulnerable children, youth and their families, and support local governance in the targeted municipalities most affected by migratory flows, through enhancing access to basic and social services, particularly health, education, child protection and water and sanitation. 


Is this programme part of the humanitarian response of the international community?

The implementing partners, the European Union and the international community are running a large-scale humanitarian operation to support the people in Libya by providing life-saving interventions and protection. They work closely with most communities in the country and are building capacities and assisting municipalities in service delivery, basic public infrastructure and supporting livelihood programmes for all populations in Libya. 

The programme will respond to the effects of the ongoing instability and difficult socio-economic conditions of most vulnerable communities, aiming to answer to pressing community needs and to strengthen resilience through local governance structures, with a focus on municipalities located along the migration routes.