Lebanon : Economic and Social Impact Assessment from Recovery to Sustainable Growth

Title: Lebanon : Economic and Social Impact Assessment from Recovery to Sustainable Growth
Contributors: World Bank
Publisher Information: World Bank, Washington, DC, 2014.
Publication Year: 2014
Subject Terms: PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE, SOCIAL ACTION, BANKRUPTCY, STRUCTURAL REFORMS, LOSS OF LIVELIHOODS, SOCIAL SERVICES, FORMAL EMPLOYMENT, MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE, DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES, GDP, SOCIAL INSURANCE, URBAN PLANNING, BANKS, RISK MANAGEMENT, CASH TRANSFERS, PRODUCTIVITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, REVENUE COLLECTION, TAX, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, PUBLIC FINANCE, CAPITAL BUDGETING, VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, TRANSPORT, DEPOSITS, CONFLICT, SOCIAL SPENDING, CASH MANAGEMENT, INFLATION, WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION, DEBT RESTRUCTURING, REFORM PROGRAM, WATER SUPPLY, TAX COMPLIANCE, GROWTH RATE, BARRIERS TO ENTRY, INTEREST RATES, DEBT SERVICE, GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, COMPETITION POLICY, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC PENSION, BLOCK GRANTS, MUNICIPAL, INTERNATIONAL DONORS, ACCOUNTABILITY, COMMERCIAL BANKS, HEALTH CARE SERVICES, PORTS, DONOR GRANT, REGULATORY FRAMEWORK, SHOCK, INCOME, FISCAL POLICIES, PUBLIC SECTOR, PRICE DISTORTIONS, SUPPORT NETWORKS, MIDDLE EAST, MATURITY, EMPLOYMENT, REAL GDP, SUSTAINABLE GROWTH, STATE ASSETS, WORKING CAPITAL, POOR, PUBLIC DEBT, LABOR MARKETS, PENSIONS, BENEFICIARY, NORTH AFRICA, HOUSING, PUBLIC SERVICES, PUBLIC RESOURCES, BASIC EDUCATION, FINANCIAL SECTOR, MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION, PRIVATE SECTOR, RISK MITIGATION, BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURES, FAMILY SUPPORT, INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY, SOCIAL SECURITY, DEBT MANAGEMENT, PRIVATIZATION, ECONOMIC DOWNTURN, HEALTH SPENDING, AUDITING, LAWS, WAR, BANQUE DU LIBAN, DONOR SUPPORT, MATURITIES, DEBT SERVICING, INSURANCE, SOCIAL POLICY, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WTO, PUBLIC REVENUES, ELECTRICITY, ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE, FISCAL BALANCE, SKILLED WORKERS, DONOR AGENCIES, PUBLIC SPENDING, SOCIAL SAFETY NETS, SOCIAL INSURANCE PROGRAMS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, WASTE DISPOSAL, MUNICIPALITIES, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, AGRICULTURE, TARGETING, EDUCATION SUBSIDIES, CIVIL SERVICE, PROPERTY RIGHTS, CONSOLIDATION, GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURES, TAXATION, UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM, RECOVERY PROGRAM, MONOPOLY, CENTRAL BANK, HEALTH SYSTEM, BANK DEPOSITS, FISCAL REFORMS, PENSION, PUBLIC, CONDITIONAL CASH, LABOR UNIONS
More Info: The Government of Lebanon current reform agenda includes a number of proposals to expand reform efforts, as well as to introduce effective and efficient sector policies and expenditure programs. The draft program also includes key proposals to improve Lebanon's business environment. This program needs to be agreed, articulated and supported by adequate resources. The speed and strength of this process are critical for avoiding a severe deterioration in public finances and returning the Lebanese economy to a path of growth. This report sets out an overall framework starting, in Section I, with a discussion of the prevailing macro/fiscal challenges and the complexities added to it by the hostilities. Section II presents the elements of a reform program to promote recovery and sustainable growth. Section III discusses the role of donors in providing financial and technical assistance in support of the Government's program. Section IV reiterates the importance of building consensus around the reform agenda. The report is based on detailed technical analysis of economic, social and infrastructure sectors in terms of the impact of the hostilities and priorities for reform over the next several years.
Document Type: Article
Language: English
Accession Number: edsagr.US2015600093
Database: AGRIS