To restore stability and credibility, the government must reform the central bank’s governance, tighten fiscal policy, and ultimately execute a carefully managed float of the lira.
Oversight absent as TotalEnergies and QatarEnergy take over the energy sector.
How decades of real estate ‘financialization’ have built a city few can afford to live in.
Rapid urbanisation, illegal logging, and wildfires whittling away at country’s wooded areas.
Municipalities’ can reshape development and service provision in lebanon, if freed to represent their communities.
How politicians corrupted the civil service, and why now is the time for change.
Displaced doctors could provide relief amid health worker shortages
Lebanon’s banks played a central role in driving the country into the financial catastrophe it has endured since 2019, and yet to date they have avoided legal sanction, regulatory reform, and efforts to have them bear their fair share of the financial burden. Where, one might ask, are the...
Decades of poor urban planning and waste mismanagement catalysts for flash flooding in Lebanon.
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.
As the Lebanese political establishment tries to shift blame for sea migrant deaths, EU pushbacks, blockades, and backroom deals place migrants in greater danger
A complete rethink of Lebanon’s education sector could turn crisis into opportunity
How economics, state and sectarian forces keep sexual freedom out of reach for most Lebanese.
Tensions rise as Lebanon hypes non-existent “plan” to return 15,000 Syrians per month
News of expected windfall revenues from Lebanon’s potential offshore gas fields require contain many hidden caveats.
Broadening private insurance ahead of universal health care.
How banking regulations can fairly allocate losses and avert future crises.
Only a Modern, Neutral and Sustainable LAF Can Survive the Economic Crisis.
The Urgent Need To Salvage And Reform Workers’ Retirement Schemes.
How Farms and Factories Can Make or Break Lebanon’s Future.
Salvation From Accumulated Crises Can Only Be Through Sustainable Consumption And Production.
Pathways For Lebanese Depositors To Force Bankers Towards A Fair Deal.
Lebanese authorities’ persistent failure to meet the country’s energy needs has been a central symbol of state corruption and mismanagement.
As Lebanon approaches another round of parliamentary elections opposition parties face old threats and new opportunities.
Climate change could ruin Lebanon; adaptation must be central to any recovery plan.
How Misplaced Aid, Elite Capture, And A Devalued Currency Are Causing Crisis In The Water Sector.
How Lebanon’s Prisoners Are Abused and Exploited as Tools to Perpetuate Clientelism.
Lebanon’s short-sighted economy has chased profits for the few at the expense of the gener- al public, resulting in almost three quarters of wealth being owned by 10 percent of the population.
For decades, Lebanon’s economy has overwhelmingly served the interests of certain economic actors, who preside over widespread monopolies and oligopolies.
How Credit Unions Can Bring More Accountability to Lebanese Finance.
Defaulting on Lebanon’s foreign-held debt may have patched up the country’s financial wounds, but it has not stopped the internal bleeding.
The Fight to prevent hunger amidst pandemic and recession
Lebanese banks and financial companies that provide electronic money transfer (EMT) services profit off consumers through transfer fees and hidden exchange rates that are nothing less than exploitative.
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.