American Univesity of Beirut

Infrastructure Investments as a Driver of Economic Growth: What Can Lebanon Learn?

​This OpEd is part of the Issam Fares Institute opinion articles series published weekly. This article is​ written​​ by Jamal Saghir, ​​affiliated s​cholar at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, AUB

After almost 30 years since the end of the civil war, Lebanon’s infrastructure is still amongst the poorest regionally and globally. Persistent under-investment in electricity, telecoms, transport, water, and sanitation has had negative repercussions on the county’s economic growth, living standards, and the development of the private sector.​

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