Engendering the Crisis Response in Lebanon & Jordan

31 Dec 2020

This report seeks to assess the level of inclusion of gender perspective in the Syrian crisis response
in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. It combines cross country analysis with detailed reading of each
specific national context. The study investigates if and how the main actors in the response to the
Syrian refugee crisis (governmental institutions, UN agencies, national and international NGOs) are
integrating a gender approach in the design of their strategies and in the implementation of their
programs, across the different sectors. To answer these questions, 72 Key Informant Interviews
(KIIs) were conducted with institutional actors, field experts and operational coordinators from
various organizations. Surveys with Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian and Iraqi women involved a total of
1,149 respondents.
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted governments to set restrictive measures to curb the spread
of the virus. The restrictions adopted in the three countries, which included lockdowns, curfews,
social distancing, and prevention of group gatherings, complicated the process of data collection
and fieldwork. To accommodate this, KIIs and surveys were mostly conducted remotely in the three
Under the common framework of the Regional Refugee Resilience plan (3RP), Lebanon, Jordan and
Iraq have adopted national strategies to respond to the Syria crisis. While these plans have a similar
structure, they also answer different national contexts and try to cater to various needs.