قضايا وملفّات

تقارير متنوّعة عن مسائل مهمّة لدى المواطن اللبناني.

مال وإقتصاد قضاء وعدل هدر وفساد سياسة داخلية سياسة خارجية

ترسيم الحدود

ملخّص وثيقة الدليل الاستراتيجي الموقت للأمن القومي الأميركي

Summary of Crisis Group United States’ Nineteen Conflict Prevention Tips for the Biden Administration

This document summarizes the recommendations for the Biden Administration concerning Lebanon and the region stipulated in the Crisis Group United States Briefing N°2.

Comments on MoET’s Economic Plan

Lebanon’s Health crisis and Hospitals’ oversaturation

Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases and deaths and the oversaturation of public and private hospitals in Lebanon, the caretaker government imposed a 24-hour curfew until January 25

Lifting the Subsidies on Medication

In tandem with the depletion of BDL’s foreign currency reserves, the BDL is expected to stop subsidizing medication within 1 to 2 months, which would exacerbate the Lebanese socio-economic situation.

Summary of UN-ESCWA's “LEBANON’S FORMAL PRIVATE SECTOR: the BITTER reality of 2020”

The United Nations – Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) recently published a policy brief entitled “LEBANON’S FORMAL PRIVATE SECTOR: the BITTER reality of 2020” (2021) in which it tackles the challenges faced by the formal private sector firms and recommends policy actions to mitigate them.

Summary of The Foundation for Defense of Democracy (FDD)’s Recommendations to the Biden Administration on how to Deal with Lebanon, the region and Europe

This document summarizes the main FDD recommendations to the Biden administration concerning Lebanon, the region and Europe. FDD bills itself as “a nonpartisan policy institute”, but it is known that it is a Republican and neo-conservative backed organization that reflects the growing political polarization in Washington.

Summary of “PRIVATIZATION OF LEBANON’S PUBLIC ASSETS NO MIRACLE SOLUTION TO THE CRISIS” (Albert Kostanian, 2021)

Albert Kostanian, Senior Policy Fellow for Economics at the Issam Fares Institute (AUB), recently published a paper entitled “Privatization of Lebanon’s Public Assets: No Miracle Solution to the Crisis” in which he assesses the impact of privatizing some of the Publicly Held Assets (PHA) 1,2 on the population’s long term overall welfare.

Alvarez & Marsal’s forensic audit on the BDL: An audit predestined to fail?

On the 1st of September 2020, the caretaker minister of finance Ghazi Wazni signed the forensic audit contract with the renowned audit firm Alvarez & Marsal. Until the 4th of November 2020, the BDL was reluctant to deliver the required documents to the audit firm due to the banking secrecy law promulgated in the article 151 of the Code of...

انفجار 4 آب

أزمة الإسكان في لبنان وتداعياتها

بدأت أزمة القروض السكنية في تشرين الأول من العام 2017 حين منع مصرف لبنان المصارف من استعمال جزء من أموالها المودعة، لدى المصرف المركزي كاحتياطي إلزامي لتمويل مشروعات لها علاقة ببعض القطاعات الاقتصادية الإنتاجية، ومنها السكن. يعود ذلك إلى سببين: سلسلة الرتب والرواتب للقطاع العام وتضاعف الطلب على القروض الإسكانيّة، واستعمال بعض المصارف بطريقة غير مبررة لهذه القروض ما تسبب...

الفيول المغشوش

قضية الفيول المغشوش قضية فساد وسمسرات وسرقات بامتياز. هي دليل على ممارسات أحزاب السلطة بكامل أطيافها على مدى العقود الماضية، منها هدر مبالغ هائلة وعدم مراعاة المصلحة العامة. وهذه القضية دليل على شبكات المصالح والاحتكارات.

ABL Plan Analysis

In response to the government’s financial recovery plan, Association des Banques (ABL) has published its Contribution to the government’s financial recovery plan on the 20th of May 2020.

IMF Oxfam Summary

A summary of Oxfam’s report “The IMF and Lebanon: The long road ahead” (October 2020).

Summary OfToufic Gaspard's Paper.

In his paper “Lebanon’s Financial Collapse: A Post-Mortem” (October 2020), Dr. Toufic Gaspard presents a diagnostic of the Lebanese financial collapse and analyzes its causes and consequences prior to suggesting reforms for a sustainable economic recovery.