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Lebanon Economic Monitor


The Lebanon Economic Monitor (LEM) provides an update on key economic developments and policies over a six months period. It also presents findings from recent World Bank work on Lebanon. It places them in a longer-term and global context, and assesses the implications of these developments and other changes in policy for the outlook for the country. Scroll down to read the most recent issue as well as all past issues in the series.

Lebanon Economic Monitor, Fall 2019: So When Gravity Beckons, the Poor Don't Fall 

Lebanon is in Crisis. While it is too early to gauge the economic impact of recent events, it is important to note that even prior to the eruption of the demonstrations, the World Bank projected a small recession in 2019; we now estimate that the recession will be deeper. 

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2020