Building on more than 14 years of support to the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF), BPSP III leverages bespoke technology, strategic change management and technical expertise to respond to critical emergent threats to the ISF’s capabilities in a context characterised by deepening social, political and financial crises. The project’s four mutually reinforcing components combine to support ISF resilience and enhanced operational capability and legitimacy among women, girls, men and boys in Lebanon
The ISF faces a challenging future. The local currency collapse, evolving insecurity, and the ossification of the political sphere have manifested in internal crisis, exemplified through the devaluation of wages, a depleted fleet and increasing absenteeism. Furthermore, global instability, disruptions in supply chains and increasing inflation is disproportionately affecting the poor and may give rise to further public unrest. Against this backdrop, not only must the ISF become more responsive and effective in tackling evolving security challenges – it must do so with fewer resources. While the crisis presents an existential threat to the ISF in its current form, there is also an unprecedented opportunity for organisational change. Siren Associates’ experience and expertise in driving community-centred, system-level reform, powered by Siren Analytics’ innovative technologies make Siren uniquely capable of driving efficient, inclusive and sustainable change that builds the ISF’s organisational resilience – thus optimising outcomes for the ISF and well as the Lebanese public.