The PROSPECTS partnership was launched in 2019 by the Government of the Netherlands with the objective of maximising synergies and leveraging comparative advantages in response to forced displacement.

The partnership brings together the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank and is implemented in 8 countries until 2023: Uganda, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.

Within the framework of the PROSPECTS programme in Lebanon, ILO’s focus is on enhancing resilience of the country’s labour market and creating better livelihoods for both Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees. It is doing so by promoting the development of market relevant skills, enhancing employment placement services and labour market governance, promoting strengthened and more inclusive social protection schemes, and supporting micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) as well as sectors with potential for decent job creation.