On Wednesday, officials from Libya, and representatives from the European Union, the United Nations, and the World Bank launched a Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPBA), that will help map Libya’s post-conflict recovery.
The assessment aims to prioritize what is needed to strengthen core governance and institutions, enable a strong social and economic recovery, promote national reconciliation, establish a national development plan, and coordinate international assistance for Libya.
Thirteen Libyan ministries, as well as several ministries of state and senior government officials participated in the meeting, which established a Technical Committee to lead the RPBA process. The committee comprised of technical officials from Libya, together with representatives from the EU, UN, and the World Bank.
“The assessment focuses initially on six areas: Governance and institution-building, social and human development, economic recovery and public financial management, infrastructure/reconstruction, community security and stability, national reconciliation and peacebuilding,” according to the EU delegation.
Since 2008, the three organisations have together assisted countries around the world in recovering from conflict-related or natural crises. The Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment supports governments in developing a strategy for prioritizing recovery and peacebuilding activities.
It also provides a platform for dialogue with local, national, and international stakeholders on conflict resolution and recovery priorities. It also facilitates consensus-building and early planning in an inclusive manner.
In the first phase of the RPBA, national and international experts will collect current quality information and data, which is expected to inform and enable the government to move ahead with the assessment. The goal of the assessment is to identify, cost, and validate short- and long-term recovery and peacebuilding priorities. As well as to outline an implementation plan and financing strategy.