Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 |العربية
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Vacancies in the Lebanese civil service are not restricted to the highest posts (Grade 1, 2 and 3). As a matter of fact, the phenomenon seems much more rampant within the lower grades reaching as high as 73% in Grade 4 and 81% in Grade 5. The vacancy rate registered in Grade 1 posts is 29%.

Despite the influx of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees into Lebanon since the onset of their displacement in 1948, the Lebanese state has neglected the issue in all its economic, social, humanitarian and administrative aspects, doing nothing beyond the establishment of a small...

Since the 1970s, the Lebanese government has been aware of the potential housing risks that could arise as a natural result of population growth. Consequently, it established a Ministry of Housing and a special fund tasked with providing financial loans that would enable the Lebanese to either...

The pay of civil servants in Lebanon is not limited to the monthly salaries and general allowances (family allowance, transportation allowance, etc) to which the law entitles them. In fact, servants who are part of a board of directors consisting of three to seven members, benefit also from...

We rarely hear about the National Archives Center and most of us are unfamiliar with the role and function it assumes, probably because there is no direct relationship between this entity and the general public. Today, thirty-six years after its creation, it may be useful to take a closer look at...

Lebanon has six military and security apparatuses. Their personnel are authorized to carry weapons to ensure order and stability and apply the rule of law all over the country. Each apparatus is assigned a specific role and assumes a number of functions stipulated by its act of formation....

Granting thousands of members of the military and the security forces access to mobile phones to better perform their functions has become a widely observed trend in the past few years with each military administration paying for the calls of its respective members.

At the forefront of those few Lebanese institutions and administrations that bring in exorbitant revenues to the state treasury is the Régie Libanaise des Tabacs et Tombacs with transfers in excess of USD 200 million annually.

The salaries and indemnities of both serving and retired public employees constitute the largest bulk of government spending in Lebanon, a burden exacerbated by every new pay hike. How much did the hikes of 1998 and 2008 cost the Lebanese treasury and what additional expenditures will the new...

Upon arrival in Tripoli, vast stretches of land come into view in the western side of this northern capital. Visitors see the Quality Inn Hotel standing alone in the middle of these wide-open areas and understand, upon inquiry, that the vacant surrounding acres are reserved for the Rashid Karami...