EconomyDec 18, 2023
Reform, Recovery, and Reconstruction after the Port of Beirut Blast
- Fadi Nicholas Nassar
Through the combination of a nationwide survey of 1,201 respondents and 18 focus group sessions totaling 111 civil society organizations (CSOs), this report examines: 1) public perceptions regarding aspects of the port blast and the economic crisis, as well as on recovery, reform, and reconstruction; and 2) CSO assessments on the experience of what is known as the Lebanon Reform, Recovery, and Reconstruction Framework (3RF), to help inform recommendations for improvement and lessons learned for the nationwide expansion of the 3RF.Fadi Nicholas Nassar is a research fellow at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS). His research focuses on international humanitarian and relief interventions in fragile and conflict settings, popular uprisings and social movements, and Lebanese and Middle Eastern politics. He is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution at the Lebanese American University (LAU). Fadi holds a PhD from the War Studies Department at King’s College London. A graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, he also received a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.