Stabilization Facility For Libya

Introduction 

The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) aims to strengthen the legitimate and internationally recognized state authorities and foster national unity. It does this by creating opportunities for peaceful reconciliation locally through community consultations, conflict analysis and reduction, inclusive municipal planning, reconstruction of critical infrastructure, and improvement of access to and quality of basic services in each municipality where it works. It also builds capacities of the local authorities and the civil society to better respond to citizens’ needs, increase public trust and accountability, and ensure greater sustainability at the local level.

Objectives

  • To refurbish and re-equip essential service facilities to improve basic service delivery;
  • To boost the capacity of municipal authorities for inclusive planning and delivery of investment and public goods;
  • To help central Government to connect positively with local authorities, supporting their investments in key public goods;
  • To support trust-enhancing relationships between key actors in each city, strengthening and deepening local peace;
  • To build bridges across divides, locally and nationally, to reduce fractures and encourage unity.

Accomplishment

  • Critical infrastructure rehabilitated (a total of 370 priority investment projects completed in 24 municipalities across the country, in addition to 20 projects under COVID-19 response), resulting in the restored and modernized streetlight and water systems, sewage and power networks, as well as restored and improved access to basic services, education and healthcare.
  • Capacities of 24 local CSOs strengthened to increase an understanding and overcome conflicts, assess needs, and implement community projects at the local level, and 13 CSOs were awarded Low Value Grants to implement conflict reduction initiatives.
  • Direct MHPSS services delivered to conflict-affected populations, resulting in the overcoming of trauma and an improved psychosocial wellbeing.
  • Three municipalities supported in the development of medium-term development plans and resource mobilization strategies, resulting in strengthened capacities of local actors, including the local authorities and the civil society, and their transition away from direct assistance towards self-sufficiency, and more strategic, locally-led, medium-term development.

 

370

projects completed

in 24 municipalities across the country, in addition to 20 projects under COVID-19 response

24

CSO's

Capacities strengthened to increase an understanding and overcome conflicts, assess needs, and implement community projects at the local level.

Three

municipalities

supported in the development of medium-term development plans and resource mobilization strategies.

All activities have been implemented in cooperation with Libyan national and local authorities, including the Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Local Governance, local councils, as well as international and local NGOs and CSOs, and other key actors.

The interventions have been selected based on social peace assessments, rapid technical assessments, and consultations with local authorities and communities.

SFL has also strengthened local peace-making and conflict reduction partnerships with social actors in five conflict-affected cities through Social Peace Partnerships, helping to bring into civic life a group of young ex-combatants previously living on the margins of Ubari.

In Kikla, the Social Peace Partnership prepared a mechanism for social accountability in the city, developing a forum through which the community can assess progress with development projects and give feedback to the Municipality and service providers.

The SFL’s Coordinators in each city work with the municipalities to boost planning and execution of all stabilization activities.  They also meet with service companies on a regular basis to ensure coordination.  The SFL has also trained municipal communications staff so that citizens can find out what local authorities are doing and feedback their views.

The SFL’s local partners have advised and trained community groups and municipal authorities to analyze and monitor conflict risks, and to mediate threats as they arise.  This has meant that when problems arise (like a member of one community shooting a member of another community), local groups act swiftly to speak with those involved and calm tensions.  Such local action has built resilient local peace structures which have prevented problems escalating into open conflict.

Impact

START DATE

February 2016

END DATE

August 2022

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Libya

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

CPR-THE GOVERMENT OF KOREA

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

GOVERNMENT OF DENMARK

GOVERNMENT OF FRANCE

GOVERNMENT OF GERMANY

GOVERNMENT OF ITALY

GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

GOVERNMENT OF LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA

GOVERNMENT OF NAURU

GOVERNMENT OF NETHERLANDS

GOVERNMENT OF NORWAY

GOVERNMENT OF SWITZERLAND

KREDITANSTALT FUR WIEDERAUFBAU

TARABA STATE GOVERNMENT

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)

US Department of State, Office to monitor & combat Tracking in persons.

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$122,655,096

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2016$5,358,437

2017$10,619,792

2018$10,872,611

2019$22,044,713

2020$22,296,311

2021$15,228,892

2022$3,533,050

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