About RSCP

RSCP’s main objective is to improve the coverage and quality of basic social services provided to the host communities affected by the influx of Syrian refugees, as well as to the Syrian refugees (and IDPs in KRI), while empowering local communities socially and economically and decreasing inter and intra-community tensions.

Moreover, in line with national priorities (crisis response plans), it aims at building the capacities of national institutions, both at central and local levels, and at strengthening the role of the civil society (NGOs and CSOs), providing effective instruments to enable the development of medium-long term sustainable delivery solutions.

The Programme includes three complementary components:

Direct support to municipalities and local authorities

implemented by AICS
To strengthen the access to basic services through investments in basic social infrastructures and labour-intensive public works. The first component is implemented by AICS, involving directly the local authorities in the implementation of grant projects, which are selected and awarded through calls for proposals. The calls for proposals indicate the fields of intervention, the eligible applicants, the minimum and maximum ceiling for each project and the specific timeframe, bearing in mind the resilience/stabilization focus of the Programme.

Indirect support to municipalities and local authorities

implemented by AFD

Through projects implemented by the civil society (four coalitions of international NGOs working in partnership with local NGOs/CSOs) to improve the delivery of health, psychosocial, education and WASH services addressed to the most vulnerable groups within the refugee, internally displaced and hosting communities, as well as to enhance inter-community dialogue and social cohesion. A specific focus on capacity building of local NGOs and CSOs as well as local and national authorities and public and private service-providers is promoted, in order to ensure sustainability and create the conditions for the future exit strategy of the International donors and implementing organisations. The second component is implemented by AFD.

Technical assistance and Capacity/ Institutional building component

Implemented at all levels through the platform provided by the Programme Governance Structure (PGS), aiming at managing the Programme, as well as exchanging good practices between the different institutional stakeholders. The PGS includes three National Steering Committees (one in each target Country) and a Regional Technical Secretariat. The third component is implemented jointly by AICS and AFD.


The triangular loop intertwined in an infinite movement symbolizes the seamless efforts by RSCP and its partners to bring in balance, stability and cohesion. The 3 pointed curves stand for the International Community (EU, Italy and France), the local Governments (Lebanon, Jordan and KRI) and the local communities (host communities, Syrian refugees and IDPs). They all work and cooperate to bring positive effects on the ground. The four harmonious and tranquil colors stand for the main sectors of intervention (as identified in the EUTF MADAD Results Framework 2018-2019):

1. Blue: access to basic education
2. Light blue: access to WASH services
3. Orange: protection
4. Green: resilience and local development