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The Stabilization Facility for Libya – An independent strategic and operational review


Background to review


The Stabilisation Facility for Libya (SFL) was launched in April 2016 as a vehicle for supporting the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). It does this by seeking to build the GNA's public legitimacy through actions that respond to the needs of Libyans most affected by war. By April 2018, the SFL had raised $63,035,881 from 14 donors (collectively the SFL Project Board, PB) � Canada, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the Government of Libya.

The SFL is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). By June 2018, UNDP had undertaken three rounds of activities across seven municipalities: (1) Benghazi, Kikla and Ubari; (2) Sebha and Sirt; and (3) Bani Walid and Tripoli. Up to this point, the SFL had delivered a total of 64 projects, with 225 in process. SFL projects rehabilitate damaged public infrastructure, such as hospitals and schools, and provide essential equipment, such as ambulances and water pumps. The projects are intended to be supported by a capacity boost to local government and the development of local conflict management processes.

This review was driven by questions over: (1) the relevance and achievability of the political goal; and (2) operational performance in delivering the activities and goal.

Additional substantial development programmes have been created since 2016, with a subsequent need to better distinguish the SFL and more clearly describe its added value. The operational environment has also changed since 2016. As such, it is a timely moment to conduct a review, so as to ensure the SFL is flexible, adaptive and relevant to the context.

Source: UN Development Programme