The Case of Lebanon
This paper aims at analyzing what the private sector can contribute to overcome the large flows of refugees. Regarding this objective, the paper focuses on the sustainable water supply in Lebanon. The analysis of the current refugee situation in Lebanon and the needs and problems in the water sector identified the lack of coordination between private and public actors as the main obstacle to a sustainable supply of water. Therefore, the paper focuses on different approaches of how the coordination between public and private sector can be facilitated. Not only conferences but also creating associations, thereby institutionalizing the dialogue between the public and private actors, are seen as a viable approach. However, Public Private Development Partnerships are assumed to be the most efficient response to the problems in the Lebanese water sector. Therefore, the paper suggests on the one hand to support concrete Private Public Development Partnerships and on the other hand to alter the general framework in order to make Private Public Development Partnerships more appealing.