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The Lebanon financial and economic crisis is likely to rank in the top 10, possibly top 3, most severe crises episodes globally.

A woman holds a lighted candle after power cuts at her house in Beirut, Lebanon.


Saroj Kumar Jha

Regional Director for the Mashreq

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Dec 22, 2020

Lebanon Subsidy Reform: Short-term Patch Pending More Comprehensive ...

The World Bank has prepared a Subsidy Reform note that aims to inform the public debate on this important topic and present Lebanese stakeholders with options taking into consideration lessons learned from international ...

Factsheet Apr 19, 2020

National Poverty Targeting Program

Launched in 2011, the Lebanon National Poverty Targeting Program is a social safety net program supporting the poorest and most vulnerable Lebanese families using the proxy means testing targeting methodology.

Jul 01, 2020

Lebanon Power Sector Emergency Action Plan

The Lebanon Power Sector Emergency Action Plan presents a way forward to address the long-standing challenges of the sector. It aims to facilitate a public dialogue and inform the Lebanese Government’s efforts to embark ...


Political Economy of Education in Lebanon

The Lebanon Education Research for Results Program aimed to generate new evidence on the education system’s foundations, assets, successes, and challenges, as well as student and teacher performance across school types. ...

Lebanon Roads and Employment Project

The Lebanon Roads and Employment Project (REP) is a US$200 million project that aims to improve transport connectivity along select paved road sections and create short-term jobs for the Lebanese and Syrians. In response ...

Dec 13, 2018

Lebanon Water Supply Augmentation Project (Bisri Dam)

The project’s objective is to increase the volume of water available to the Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area. The Project is financed by the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and Government of Lebanon.

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