A Framework for Supporting Necessity-Driven Entrepreneurs in Lebanon's Rural Areas
The financial meltdown, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the port explosion that have struck Lebanon over the past few years have left small businesses and necessity-driven entrepreneurs (NDEs) struggling for survival, with little or no government assistance. Many NDEs were established originally to cope with difficult economic conditions, and in light of the successive crises, these businesses are struggling to survive.
1. How can local entrepreneurial culture be strengthened to support necessity-driven entrepreneurs?
2. What institutional commitments and support are needed to help necessity-driven entrepreneurs survive the current crises and contribute to Lebanon’s economic recovery?
The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, in cooperation with the Center for International Private Enterprise, invites you to a conference launching the sectoral study on The Way Out of the Economic Crises in Lebanon. This closing conference is a culmination of previous desk and field research in three semi-rural regions of Lebanon, roundtables, and webinars covering the impact of the crisis on necessity-driven entrepreneurs in Lebanon’s rural areas. During this conference, we aim to share the findings of the conducted studies and discuss potential reforms with different stakeholders to enable necessity-driven entrepreneurs to grow and formalize their businesses.