Social IssuesNov 28, 2022
Multidimensional Poverty in Lebanon
- Fadi Nicholas Nassar
Income alone does not fully represent the ability or access an individual or household has to basic rights like housing, healthcare, and education. A multidimensional approach provides a more accurate measurement of poverty by including the degree to which these basic rights are deprived. By examining three major studies on poverty in Lebanon, this Primer aims to shed light on the scale and scope of this deprivation, in order to improve the Lebanese public's awareness on the monitoring of poverty.Fadi Nicholas Nassar is a research fellow at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS). His research focuses on international humanitarian and relief interventions in fragile and conflict settings, popular uprisings and social movements, and Lebanese and Middle Eastern politics. He is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution at the Lebanese American University (LAU). Fadi holds a PhD from the War Studies Department at King’s College London. A graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, he also received a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.