The RELIEF Centre is a project about inclusive growth and prosperity


The RELIEF Centre aims to speed up transitions to sustainable, prosperous societies in the context of mass displacement, to improve the quality of people's lives.

The project is about the prosperity of Lebanon in particular, but is also part of a larger agenda for developing sustainable ways to improve the quality of life of people throughout the world. The RELIEF Centre brings Lebanese and UK institutions and expertise together to address this challenge using cutting-edge research and innovation.



The RELIEF Centre is a transdisciplinary research collaboration that focuses on one of the world's most pressing challenges of the moment: how to build a prosperous and inclusive future for communities affected by mass displacement.

In every country in the world, the means and mechanisms to turn the wealth our economies generate into prosperity and to share the benefits of that prosperity more evenly across all social groups, is severely lacking.
— Professor Henrietta L. Moore, Founder & Director, Institute for Global Prosperity

Research themes

The RELIEF Centre's programme of research and civic engagement is guided by four research questions:

What does inclusive growth and sustainable prosperity look like in the context of large-scale movement of people?

How can the research and knowledge transfer capacities of Universities be reconfigured to develop innovative responses to these challenges?

How can we improve the quality of life for all in urban environments in Lebanon?

How do we drive innovation and measure value creation in the context of Lebanon?


Banner image: Omar Chatriwala, Title - Scenic Overlook

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