Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 |العربية
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Socio-economics

Until 1999, higher education institutions were very few in Lebanon, not exceeding 18. Among these, seven were major institutions which had 97% of the total student population. However, the number of academic institutions rose significantly after the government amended its education policy by...

The deficit in Lebanon’s public finances is getting higher by the year as public spending- most of which is futile in any case- continues to exceed public revenue. This critical financial situation is evidenced by the figures released by the Ministry of Finance, even in the absence of a public...

​The Ministry of Social Affairs was established pursuant to Law no. 212 dated April 2, 1993. Its functions are defined as follows:

The Casino du Liban is recognized as one of Lebanon’s landmark tourist attractions, and is a quasi governmental company that provides the state’s treasury with a share of revenues determined according to the contract signed between the state and the concessionaire. It is rumored that the Casino...

The Lebanese University has been the subject of heated political, educational and media discussions over the past few months. The issue of the Lebanese University was back on the table following pursuits to appoint deans to its faculties and grant contract professors permanent employment status...

Through relevant departments at the Urban Planning Authority and municipalities, the Lebanese government lays out plans for residential use in towns and cities and in other areas for industrial, commercial and agriculture activities. It also specifies exploitation factors with a view to organize...

Comparing Lebanon’s state of affairs to those of other countries, one immediately realizes that Lebanon is an exceptional case, and possibly even an anomaly. The eccentricities that make Lebanon stand out from the rest are not our primary concern here, for the list is too long and would only...

The Lebanese government has signed over the past two decades numerous contracts known as B.O.T contracts whereby private companies build a number of public facilities, operate them and eventually transfer their ownership to the government. These facilities have included mobile phone operators,...

Lebanon’s teachers are the most active group in claiming higher pay as a fair reward for their noble mission of raising and educating future generations. When compared to employees in other private and public sectors, teachers believe they are not compensated fairly for their contribution,...

The pay scale was a problem-rather a dilemma- that riddled the Mikati government and took over a year to resolve. After months and series of union strikes and round the clock meetings and discussions, the Cabinet approved during its session held on Thursday, 6th of September 2012, the pay scale...