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December 2018| Daniel Garrote Sanchez
Perpetuating regional inequalities in Lebanon’s infrastructure: The role of public investment
Lebanon has some of the poorest quality public infrastructure in the world. This deficiency is particularly acute in...


November 2018| Sami Atallah, Mounir Mahmalat and Sami Zoughaib
CEDRE Reform Program: Learning from Paris III
Lebanon’s poor track record of implementing past ‘Paris’ reform programs looms large over the recent CEDRE conference. In order to make CEDRE a success and avoid past mistakes, policymakers, international...


November 2018| منير مهملات وسامي عطالله
ما حاجة لبنان إلى سيدر؟ وكيف يحتّم سوء الإدارة الماليّة والضرائب المنخفضة على الثروة الإستعانة بالمساعدات الدوليّة؟
أتاح مؤتمر سيدر فرصة جديدة للحكومة الّلبنانيّة في سعيها إلى تأمين الدعم الدولي للاستثمارات في البنى التحتيّة العامّة الضروريّة للبلد. وقد استخدمت الحكومة أزمة الّلاجئين السوريّين كحجّة أساسيّة، ما...


November 2018| Sami Atallah, Mounir Mahmalat and Sami Zoughaib
CEDRE Conference: The Need for a Strong Reporting Mechanism
The CEDRE conference provided yet another opportunity for Lebanon to spur investment in its heavily strained infrastructure. The Government of Lebanon managed to secure pledges worth $11 billion in return...


October 2018| Daniel Garrote Sanchez
Combating Corruption, a Necessary Step Toward Improving Infrastructure
Lebanon's public infrastructure is deficient compared to most countries globally. The causes are diverse and complex—ranging from the impact of conflicts, insufficient and ineffective public investment, and the arrival of...


October 2018| Mounir Mahmalat, Sami Atallah
Why Does Lebanon Need CEDRE? How Fiscal Mismanagement and Low Taxation on Wealth Necessitate International Assistance
“The CEDRE conference provided another opportunity for the Lebanese government to seek international support for investments in essential...


July 2018| Valerie Marcel
Establishing a National Oil Company in Lebanon
This policy brief reviews possible roles for a national oil company (NOC) in Lebanon and their appropriateness at various stages of development. Specifically, it addresses the optimal timing for creating...


July 2018| Bassam Fattouh
Lebanon Needs Clear Policy Prescriptions for Spending Petroleum Revenues
Lebanon’s waters are believed to hold large hydrocarbon reserves, making offshore Lebanon an attractive location for oil and gas companies. While developing and monetizing these reserves will entail many geological...


May 2018| Laura Paler, Leslie Marshall, and Sami Atallah
The Fear of Supporting Political Reform
This brief examines the extent to which people are willing to support political reform in Lebanon. Using a randomized petition experiment with 2,496 citizens across the country, it is demonstrated...


February 2018| Dima Mahdi
Understanding Refugee Politics in Lebanon and Calls for Repatriation
Lebanon currently hosts more than 1 million Syrian refugees, accounting for the highest number of refugees per capita in a single country worldwide.
Even as the Syrian crisis has entered...








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