Why illegal cross-border commerce is so hard to stop.
Washed Away: Don’t (Just) Blame the Rain
Decades of poor urban planning and waste mismanagement catalysts for flash flooding in Lebanon.
Rock Bottom: The Tax Reforms Lebanon Has to Have
The government’s inequitable revenue structures can no longer afford to keep burdening the poor while giving a free pass to those with the means to pay their share of taxes.
The Perfect Storm: Lebanon and European Countries Collude to Put Migrants at Risk
As the Lebanese political establishment tries to shift blame for sea migrant deaths, EU pushbacks, blockades, and backroom deals place migrants in greater danger
No More Fun and Games: Saving Lebanon’s Education System Before it’s Too Late
A complete rethink of Lebanon’s education sector could turn crisis into opportunity
Sex For The Few: The privileged economy of sex in Lebanon
How economics, state and sectarian forces keep sexual freedom out of reach for most Lebanese.
High-Stake Blaming: Lebanon scapegoating Syrian refugees for economic crisis
Tensions rise as Lebanon hypes non-existent “plan” to return 15,000 Syrians per month
Ignore the Mirage: Oil and gas will not save Lebanon
News of expected windfall revenues from Lebanon’s potential offshore gas fields require contain many hidden caveats.
The Great Sell-Off: How Lebanon’s banking sector sold off the country’s financial future to foreign interests
An investigation by Badil reveals previously unknown details of Lebanon’s Eurobond default and how the banking sector manipulated it to facilitate billions of dollars in foreign transfers.
Business As Usual: Long-standing corruption threatens Beirut’s port reconstruction
The ten-year contract to operate the Beirut Port’s container terminal looks to be just the beginning of collective erasure and return to the status quo.
Nowhere To Heal: The growing luxury of medical cover in Lebanon
Broadening private insurance ahead of universal health care.
Bucketing Down: A Principled Bail-In for Lebanon’s Overflowing Debts
How banking regulations can fairly allocate losses and avert future crises.
Shake On It: A Fair IMF Package For Lebanon
Defaulting on Lebanon’s foreign-held debt may have patched up the country’s financial wounds, but it has not stopped the internal bleeding.
Going Hungry: The Empty Plates & Pockets Of Lebanon
The Fight to prevent hunger amidst pandemic and recession
Catch Up Time: Reforming Electronic Money Transfers In Lebanon
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Today, sending money to family and friends or transferring money to pay for products and services ought to be stress-free, fast, secure, and – above all – affordable. However, relative to most of the world, Lebanese banks and financial companies that provide electronic money...
A New Financial Deal for Lebanon: Debt Relief and Well Designed Stimulus can Pull Lebanon out of Economic Malaise
Instead of continuing to support unaffordable housing prices, Lebanon’s central bank needs to lead a drive for public debt relief and remodel its stimulus packages to serve the public interest.