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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April 14, 2015 — What is holding the region back from creating jobs and improving public services? Watch the replay video of the live discussion held on April 15, 2015 at the World Bank where panelists discussed the need for a new social contract to address the demands of Arab World citizens.Read More »
December 23, 2014 — Youth unemployment in Lebanon is at 34%, & it often takes university graduates a year to find a job. This new project aims to develop a local “ internet ecosystem’ to help Lebanese talent remain in the country.Read More »
January 13, 2015 — The World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects forecasts a slight improvement in economic growth in Lebanon from 1.5 in 2014 to 2.0 in 2015, which is well below the country’s potential. Lebanon remains constrained by the spillovers of the Syrian conflict and local tensions. The forecast points to potential gradual rise in the growth rates to 3.6 in 2017.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 »