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Nader Sabbagh
On Tuesday, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim concluded his visit to Lebanon. However, leaks about the talks he held in Beirut suggest the issues...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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Everyone agrees that the refugee problem in Lebanon could lead to real dangers. However, the absence of a government authority capable of addressing...
Friday, January 31, 2014
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Mouhamad Wehbe
The World Bank’s “Doing Business 2014” report ranks Lebanon 111 out of 182 global economies on the “ease of doing business,” dropping six spots from...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Bassam Alkantar
After a brief visit to Lebanon, World Bank Vice President for the MENA region Inger Andersen proposed a four-track approach to the Syrian refugee...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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Bassam Alkantar
The Lebanese government could not convince even one donor to pay a single cent toward the estimated half a billion US dollars needed to provide...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
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Saud Qubeilat
A friend and I were invited to a meeting with President Bashar al-Assad. The Damascus airport was nearly empty when we landed, with only those who...
Monday, June 10, 2013
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Israel's system of checkpoints and restrictions in the occupied West Bank inflicts long-term damage on Palestinians' ability to compete in the global...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Rami Zurayk
In the last few years, there has been much talk of Arab food security. The rising number of initiatives on the topic include a seminar in Qatar in...
Saturday, January 5, 2013
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The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank faces a $400 million budget shortfall, even if current donor pledges are met, the World Bank warned in a...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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