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Libya Falls in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked 186th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2019 report, down from 185th place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iran ranked 128th, with Iraq 171st. Doing […]

The Challenge of Primary Health Care in Libya

By Ernest Massiah, Moustafa Abdalla, and Kent Garber. Is there a doctor in the house? The challenge of primary health care in Libya Seven years of ongoing conflict have left the Libyan health system near collapse. Nearly 80 percent of foreign health workers who formed the core of the pre-2011 system have left. Recruitment of new […]

Libya: 6.8% Growth Forecast

The World Bank has forecast GDP growth in Libya of 6.8 percent in 2019. In its latest Economic Outlook, it says: Given its high reliance on hydrocarbon activities, the performance of the Libyan economy remains strongly affected by security conditions, especially around the main oil fields and terminals. Improved political and security arrangements reached during […]

Libya Rises (Slightly) in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked 185th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2018 report, up from 188th place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iraq ranked 168th, with Iran 124th. Doing Business […]

Strengthening Coordination of Assistance to Libya

International Community, GNA discuss strengthening coordination of assistance to Libya to improve living condition of Libyans The Government of National Accord (GNA) has hosted the first meeting of the Senior Policy Committee (SPC) in Tripoli, bringing together high representatives of the Libyan Government, donor countries, the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) and the […]

Libya Experts Forum discusses Social Protection

The Libya Experts Forum discusses proposal for a national framework on social protection The fifth meeting of the Libya Experts Development Cooperation Forum has concluded, bringing together Libyan academics, policy makers, prominent experts, entrepreneurs from across Libya, including members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the international community. The meeting – which was opened […]