Archive | Industry & Trade

Corruption, Crime and Complacency in Libya

“Corruption is the scourge of countries trying to lift themselves out of poverty,” says the British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, in his latest blog. “It holds back investment that can create jobs. And it holds back the development of institutions in which the voice of the people can thrive. Libya was rated 170th out […]

Contraband Drugs, Oil and Cigarettes Seized

By John Lee. BBC News reports that police at the Italian port of Gioia Tauro (pictured) have seized a huge shipment of the drug Tramadol — which can suppress fatigue — thought to be destined for so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya. The haul had an estimated value of 50 million euros. Italian police have also […]

REACH, CMWG launch Price Monitoring System

Little is known about the present state of market systems in Libya. Relevant market dynamics are not fully understood by the humanitarian community, which in turn hampers the provision of an effective and efficient response to vulnerable population groups. In an effort to better understand market systems and to support the scale-up of cash distributions, […]

UNSMIL to Sell Written-Off Vehicles

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) will soon issue a call for tender for the sale of written-off vehicles (Reference: EOI/SMIL/02/17). Please see details below: 1. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya “UNSMIL”, will soon issue a call for tender for the sale of written-off vehicles (4×4 General purpose Medium – Toyota […]

EU, UNDP, Tatweer Research to Boost Entrepreneurship in Libya

UNDP Libya and Tatweer Research have reached an agreement to partner and invest in the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Libya. This first-of-its-kind landmark project, part of a three-year EU-funded initiative to be implemented by UNDP, aiming to help local authorities in Libya to improve access to essential services, create jobs and commercial opportunities, […]

SLEIDSE promotes Access to Finance for Libyan SMEs

The SLEIDSE programme — Support to Libya for Economic Integration Diversification and Sustainable Development — which is financed by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France, gathered public authorities, banks, businesses and international players in order to tackle access to finance issues with the presence of the Ambassador of the European Union, and present their […]