While the formation of a new government in February 2014 represented a positive political development, security situation remained volatile with the spillover effect of the Syrian conflict.
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June 24, 2015 — The World Bank Group is releasing a landmark report on Lebanon’s constraints to growth and economic stability. The “Systematic Country Diagnostic” gives a snapshot of the country’s immense resources and the challenges facing the country. The report paints a picture of a country of vast potential that should not become a land of lost opportunities.Read More »
May 29, 2015 — New computer programs are being introduced to Lebanese classrooms to help schoolchildren work collaboratively and encourage the creative thinking skills useful to 21st century economies. Read More »
April 28, 2015 — A new World Bank report examines the effects of the Syrian war on the Lebanese economy. It uses a variety of analytical instruments to find - perhaps surprisingly – that the Syrian war has so far had a mixed impact on Lebanese trade.Read More »
April 27, 2015 — Economic activity picked up in the second half of 2014. Stronger economic performance and lower oil prices pushed real GDP growth to an estimated 2.0 percent in 2014. Renewed improvement in security conditions so far in 2015 and the launch of dialogue between opposing political parties are likely to positively impact consumer and investor confidence. In addition, continuously low oil prices are expected to have a positive net impact on the economy. Read More »
Project aims to improve quality and access to water in an area where over half of the Lebanese population lives, works, and endures the dramatic winter floods, polluted sea waters, and either poor quality or highly expensive water.Read More »
This issue assesses the macroeconomic performance of seven of the MENA countries including Lebanon. All of these countries experienced rapid economic growth during 2000-10, and suffered a sharp economic slowdown in the aftermath of 2011. The brief focuses on the challenges facing these countries and at the consequences of the growth slowdown.Read More »