Public Procurement in Lebanon: Framework and Impediments
This report is part of a series of reports produced by Maharat Foundation to track the progress of reforms highlighted in the Lebanon Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework (3RF) which is part of a comprehensive response to the massive explosion on the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, launched by the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank Group (WBG).
The report seeks to highlight the importance of the public procurement reform which constitutes a fundamental step towards recovery and increased transparency in Lebanon. It also emphasizes the several impediments preventing the effective implementation of the new Public Procurement Law. Additionally, it aims to assess the impact of the amendments to this law, offering different viewpoints on their potential implications.
The report concludes that the path toward reforms in Lebanon is fraught with several challenges as the implementation of laws is often met with obstacles such as resource constraints and delays in forming bodies. In order to pave the way for successful reforms, it is crucial to apply laws without exemptions and ensure mainstream implementation. By fostering a culture of legal compliance, Lebanon will be able to uphold the principles of accountability and transparency, laying the foundation for sustainable development.
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