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September 2019| Sami Atallah, Georgia Dagher, and Mounir Mahmalat
CEDRE Capital Investment Plan: Scrutinizing the Allocation of Projects and Funds Across Regions
Large disparities in infrastructure quality have exacerbated persistent regional inequalities in economic development. In order to tackle this issue, the government developed a Capital Investment Plan (CIP), outlining269 projects in...


September 2019| Sami Atallah, Nancy Ezzeddine and Jana Mourad
Capitalizing on Lebanon’s Comparative Advantage
The country’s manufacturing exports have been steadily decreasing, from a high of $5 billion in 2012 to $3.9 billion in...


August 2019| Sami Atallah, Nancy Ezzeddine
Promoting Lebanese Complex Exports through Upgrading Productive Knowledge
The Lebanese industrial sector has been challenged in the last five years facing a downfall in its exports. Even though most exports are of low...


July 2019| Sami Atallah, Nancy Ezzeddine, and Jana Mourad
Lebanon Must Develop an Export Strategy to Create Jobs
The Lebanese industrial sector is plagued with high production costs and limited government support. The worsening regional situation has contributed to the reduction in the sector’s exports, further aggravating its...


June 2019| Sami Atallah, Nancy Ezzeddine
Has the Lebanese Parliament Abdicated its Role in Governing the Oil and Gas Sector?
Despite broad oversight and legislative authority stipulated in the Taef Accord, the Lebanese Parliament in the post-civil war era has...


June 2019| May Tamimova
Preventing Violent Extremism in Lebanon
At the outset of 2017, the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies began a year-long project focused on localizing preventing violent...


May 2019| سامي عطاالله، وجورجيا داغر، ومنير مهملات
برنامج سيدر الإصلاحي يحتاج إلى خطة عمل تتمتّع بمصداقية
حين التأم المجتمع الدولي للمانحين في 6 نيسان 2018 في باريس من أجل "المؤتمر الاقتصادي للتنمية من خلال الاصلاحات ومع الشركات" (سيدر)، قدّمت الحكومة اللبنانية خطة للإنفاق الاستثماري وبرنامجاً للإصلاح....


May 2019| Sami Atallah, Georgia Dagher, and Mounir Mahmalat
The CEDRE Reform Program Needs a Credible Action Plan
When on 6 April 2018, the international donor community convened in Paris for the Conférence économique pour le développement, par les réformes et avec les entreprises (CEDRE), the Lebanese government...


March 2019| Ishac Diwan
Politics and the Challenge of Diversification in MENA Oil-Producing Countries
The prospect of contemporary lower oil prices suggests that petroleum-producing states will need to ultimately cut their consumption unless they manage to improve national productivity. Given this prospect, these countries...


February 2019| Sami Zoughaib and Daniel Garrote Sanchez
Growing Pessimism and Concern over the State of Lebanon's Economy
Seven months into the term of the new parliament, Lebanon remains subject to high levels of corruption, deteriorating infrastructure, and a sluggish economy that experts warn is nearing crisis. This...


February 2019| Dima Mahdi and Daniel Garrote Sanchez
How do People in Lebanon Perceive Corruption?
Lebanon has a consistently poor corruption track record, a fact not lost on the Lebanese public, among whom perceptions of corruption are high. This brief examines these perceptions using a...


February 2019| Jana Mourad and Daniel Garrote Sanchez
Voter Turnout and Vote Buying in the 2018 Parliamentary Elections
On 6 May 2018, Lebanon’s parliamentary elections were held according to a new electoral law which encompasses elements of proportional representation. The law was ostensibly passed to improve national representation...








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