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Tech start-up ecosystem in Beirut : findings and recommendations (English)

Technology is one of the main drivers of productivity and economic growth. Developing countries have traditionally had difficulties in both developing technology and absorbing foreign technology. ... See More +

Working Paper 119654 SEP 08, 2017

Mulas,Victor; Qian, Kathy; Henry,Stanley Scott Disclosed

Jobs for North Lebanon: Value Chains, Labor Markets, Skills and Investment Climate in Tripoli and the North of Lebanon : executive summary (English)

This report provides an assessment of constraints and opportunities for the creation of more and better quality jobs for Lebanese in the more fragile and conflict-affected regions. ... See More +

Working Paper 119940 SEP 01, 2017

Mousley,Peter J.; Saraf,Waleed Sayeed; Farole,Thomas; Elzir,Angela Arabic Disclosed

Jobs for North Lebanon: Value Chains, Labor Markets, Skills and Investment Climate in Tripoli and the North of Lebanon (Vol. 2) (English)

This report provides an assessment of constraints and opportunities for the creation of more and better quality jobs for Lebanese in the more fragile and conflict-affected regions. ... See More +

Working Paper 119940 SEP 01, 2017

Mousley,Peter J.; Saraf,Waleed Sayeed; Farole,Thomas; Elzir,Angela Disclosed

Jobs for North Lebanon: Value Chains, Labor Markets, Skills and Investment Climate in Tripoli and the North of Lebanon : (ملخص تنفيذي) ومناخ الاستثمار في طرابلس و الشمال الوظائف في شمال لبنان – سلاسل القيمة وأسواق العمل والمهارات (Arabic)

This report provides an assessment of constraints and opportunities for the creation of more and better quality jobs for Lebanese in the more fragile and conflict-affected regions. ... See More +

Working Paper 119940 SEP 01, 2017

Mousley,Peter J.; Saraf,Waleed Sayeed; Farole,Thomas; Elzir,Angela English Disclosed

Reducing traffic congestion in Beirut : an empirical analysis of selected policy options (English)

Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, faces huge traffic congestion, the cost of which is estimated to be more than 2 percent of the city's gross regional product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8158 AUG 03, 2017

Anas,Alex; De Sarkar,Sayan; Abou Zeid,Maya; Timilsina,Govinda R.; El Nakat,Ziad Salim Disclosed

Priority reforms for the government of Lebanon (English)

This Policy Paper presents a menu of reforms that would enable the country to rapidly and significantly turn the page of inaction and decline and return the country to a prosperous and inclusive development path. ... See More +

Working Paper 116428 MAY 27, 2017

000342329:Wissam Harake:wharake@worldbank.org; Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Monitor Spring 2017 : A Call for Action (English)

The election of President Michel Aoun in October 2016 after almost two and a half years of a presidential vacancy, and the subsequent formation of a national unity government have generated hope for the resuscitation of the political process in Lebanon. ... See More +

Working Paper 114552 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Monitor Spring 2017 (Vol. 2) : executive summary (Arabic)

The election of President Michel Aoun in October 2016 after almost two and a half years of a presidential vacancy, and the subsequent formation of a national unity government have generated hope for the resuscitation of the political process in Lebanon. ... See More +

Working Paper 114552 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

The role of financial services in humanitarian crises (English)

Humanitarian crises pose a formidable development challenge. Whether caused by conflict, natural disaster, climate-related events, or some combination of the three, crises have been steadily increasing in frequency, severity, and complexity. ... See More +

Working Paper 114634 JAN 01, 2017

El-Zoghbi,Mayada; Chehade,Nadine Gabriel; Mcconaghy,Peter; Soursourian,Matthew Jacob Klein Disclosed

Lebanon - Financial Sector Assessment (English)

Lebanon has maintained financial stability through repeated shocks and challenges for the last quarter century. Over time, macroeconomic and financial vulnerabilities have accumulated. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 111809 DEC 22, 2016

Disclosed

Lebanon - Program for international student assessment 2015 (English)

PISA is the OECD’s benchmarking tool to assess achievement and application of key knowledge and skills of 15 year-olds. PISA tests proficiency in mathematics, reading, science, and problem-solving. ... See More +

Brief 111452 DEC 15, 2016

Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Monitor - The big swap : dollars for trust (English)

The Lebanon Economic Monitor provides an update on key economic developments and policies overthe past six months. It also presents findings from recent World Bank work on Lebanon. ... See More +

Working Paper 109738 NOV 01, 2016

Harake,Wissam; Matta,Samer Naji; Hasna,Zeina Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Lebanon (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Lebanon. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109946 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

BLC Bank - Lebanon : leading in banking on women - a study (English)

The overall objective of this study is to learn about the impact of International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Banking on Women (BoW) Program in the Europe and Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) through BLC Bank of Lebanon. ... See More +

Working Paper 109542 AUG 31, 2016

Mccartney,Andrew Charles; Yamamoto,Chiaki; Korayem,Manar Ahmed Zaki Mahmoud Zaki; Ioffe Kasher,Olga Y.; Joseph,Roshin Mathai; Essmat,Sammar; Y. Tilyayev,Ulugbek Disclosed

A geo-economy of risks and reward (English,Arabic,French)

The geo-economy presents Lebanon with challenges associated with being a nexus for regional fault lines and risks from its dependence on capital inflows. ... See More +

Working Paper 105995 JUL 01, 2016

Harake,Wissam; Matta,Samer Naji; Hasna,Zeina Disclosed

Lebanon - Butec utility services (English)

Recurring episodes of conflict and a challenging political-economy in Lebanon have contributed to serious power shortages in the country that reduce the quality of life for Lebanese citizens, and continue to be a burden to the public budget. ... See More +

Brief 105956 MAY 01, 2016

Disclosed

Profit with purpose-making banking on women impactful : learnings from BLC Bank Lebanon, GarantiBank Romania, Garanti Bank Turkey (English)

The overall objective of this report is to learn about the results of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) ‘Banking on Women Program’ (BoW) in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) as well as other Banking on Women programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 109549 JAN 01, 2016

Carciumarescu, Diana; Dumitru, Ioana Maria; Otel, Virginia; Ayman, Adnan; Karadere, Faruk Nafiz; Oz, Selin; Kivrak, Esra; Moussallem, Tania; Hoyek, Hani; Margie, Maya; Akilian, Karyl; Tarazi, Gayle Disclosed

Lebanon - Promoting poverty reduction and shared prosperity : systematic country diagnostic (English)

Since independence, Lebanon’s political development has been influenced primarily by its evolving confessional system. However, this system, originally established to balance the competing interests of local religious communities, is increasingly seen as an impediment to more effective governance, as it has resulted in a paralysis in decision making and a general hollowing out of the state. ... See More +

Publication 103201 JAN 01, 2016

Le Borgne,Eric; Jacobs,Thomas James Disclosed

Lebanon - Promoting poverty reduction and shared prosperity : systematic country diagnostic : Liban - Promouvoir la réduction de la pauvreté et de prospérité partagée : diagnostic systématique pays (French)

Since independence, Lebanon’s political development has been influenced primarily by its evolving confessional system. However, this system, originally established to balance the competing interests of local religious communities, is increasingly seen as an impediment to more effective governance, as it has resulted in a paralysis in decision making and a general hollowing out of the state. ... See More +

Publication 103201 JAN 01, 2016

Le Borgne,Eric; Jacobs,Thomas James Disclosed

Lebanon - Promoting poverty reduction and shared prosperity : systematic country diagnostic (Arabic)

Since independence, Lebanon’s political development has been influenced primarily by its evolving confessional system. However, this system, originally established to balance the competing interests of local religious communities, is increasingly seen as an impediment to more effective governance, as it has resulted in a paralysis in decision making and a general hollowing out of the state. ... See More +

Publication 103201 JAN 01, 2016

Le Borgne,Eric; Jacobs,Thomas James Disclosed

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Tech start-up ecosystem in Beirut : findings and recommendations (English)
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SEP 08, 2017 119654 Working Paper
Jobs for North Lebanon: Value Chains, Labor Markets, Skills and Investment Climate in Tripoli and the North of Lebanon : executive summary (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119940 Working Paper Arabic
Jobs for North Lebanon: Value Chains, Labor Markets, Skills and Investment Climate in Tripoli and the North of Lebanon (Vol. 2) (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119940 Working Paper
Jobs for North Lebanon: Value Chains, Labor Markets, Skills and Investment Climate in Tripoli and the North of Lebanon : (ملخص تنفيذي) ومناخ الاستثمار في طرابلس و الشمال الوظائف في شمال لبنان – سلاسل القيمة وأسواق العمل والمهارات (Arabic)
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SEP 01, 2017 119940 Working Paper English
Reducing traffic congestion in Beirut : an empirical analysis of selected policy options (English)
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AUG 03, 2017 WPS8158 Policy Research Working Paper
Priority reforms for the government of Lebanon (English)
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MAY 27, 2017 116428 Working Paper
Lebanon Economic Monitor Spring 2017 : A Call for Action (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114552 Working Paper
Lebanon Economic Monitor Spring 2017 (Vol. 2) : executive summary (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2017 114552 Working Paper
The role of financial services in humanitarian crises (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114634 Working Paper
Lebanon - Financial Sector Assessment (English)
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DEC 22, 2016 111809 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Lebanon - Program for international student assessment 2015 (English)
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DEC 15, 2016 111452 Brief
Lebanon Economic Monitor - The big swap : dollars for trust (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 109738 Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Lebanon (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109946 Working Paper
BLC Bank - Lebanon : leading in banking on women - a study (English)
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AUG 31, 2016 109542 Working Paper
A geo-economy of risks and reward (English,Arabic,French)
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JUL 01, 2016 105995 Working Paper
Lebanon - Butec utility services (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 105956 Brief
Profit with purpose-making banking on women impactful : learnings from BLC Bank Lebanon, GarantiBank Romania, Garanti Bank Turkey (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 109549 Working Paper
Lebanon - Promoting poverty reduction and shared prosperity : systematic country diagnostic (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103201 Publication
Lebanon - Promoting poverty reduction and shared prosperity : systematic country diagnostic : Liban - Promouvoir la réduction de la pauvreté et de prospérité partagée : diagnostic systématique pays (French)
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JAN 01, 2016 103201 Publication
Lebanon - Promoting poverty reduction and shared prosperity : systematic country diagnostic (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2016 103201 Publication