Dedicated to alleviate poverty in Lebanon

Through the creation of employment opportunities and improvement of living conditions in disadvantaged communities.

  • 10,322

    Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)


  • 4,980

    Private Projects

    Benefited from Business Advising services

  • 700+

    Local Communities


  • 300

    Hosting Communities


  • 230

    Agricultural Cooperatives

    Benefited from productive projects

Success Stories

Modern Sewing Factory

Rabih Kassis

Lebanese Farmer

Hussein Hassid

Arts & Photography Atelier

Ghenwa Daher

Improving living conditions in Al Boustan Cluster



Promoting health conditions in Mashta Hassan Cluster

Reviving Agricultural sector and preserving cultural heritage in Ain Ebel

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Press Releases

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EU Ambassador visit to Al Qaa project implemented by ESFD

December 2019

Inauguration of Ain Ebel Project “Rehabilitation of the main irrigation system” implemented by ESFD

October 2019

ESFD implements a project for rehabilitating irrigation canals in Denniyeh villages and distributes training certificates to farmers

October 2019


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ESFD Annual Report 2018

March 2019

Latest Tender

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Technical Assistance to the local Dialogue Platform &Capacity Building to Union of Municipalities - EuropeAid/140556/IH/SER/MULTI


Lebanese Government

The Lebanese Government has funded the ESFD with EUR 6 million.

European Union

The European Union has funded the ESFD with more than EUR 63 million since 2000.

Netherlands Government

The Government of the Netherlands has funded the ESFD with EUR 7.5 million.


The ESFD continues to prove itself as an appreciated example of the successful partnership between the EU and the CDR, and a model admired on both the national and international levels.

Mr. Nabil El Jisr
Council for Development & Reconstruction- CDR President, 2013

The ESFD’s employees are extremely committed, with good financial management and accountable system. Employees are very well trained, also they know what they are doing… I encourage other donors, members of the European Union, to work with ESFD, because they really need it and they deserve it.

H.E. Mrs. Angelina Eichhorst
Former Head of EC Delegation in Lebanon, 2011

ESFD is considered by the EU and many other donors as one of the very best projects in Lebanon.

H.E. Mr. Patrick Laurent
Former Head of EC Delegation in Lebanon, 2008