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Back to the Future
			: Postwar Reconstruction and Stabilization in Lebanon

Back to the Future : Postwar Reconstruction and Stabilization in Lebanon »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Thomas Helbling , and Sena Eken

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757845.084

ISBN: 9781557757845

Keywords: public debt, expenditure, central bank, debt management, capital expenditure

Following the 15-year civil war that started in 1975, Lebanon's government began the difficult task of economic stabilization and confidence building, on the one hand, and postwar reconstruction and development, on...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Back to the Future : Postwar Reconstruction and Stabilization in Lebanon

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Thomas Helbling , and Sena Eken

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1999

ISBN: 9781557757845

Keywords: public debt, expenditure, central bank, debt management, capital expenditure

Following the 15-year civil war that started in 1975, Lebanon's government began the difficult task of economic stabilization and confidence building, on the one hand, and postwar reconstruction and development, on...

I Reconstruction and Stabilization—An Overview

I Reconstruction and Stabilization—An Overview »

Source: Back to the Future : Postwar Reconstruction and Stabilization in Lebanon

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Thomas Helbling , and Sena Eken

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1999

ISBN: 9781557757845

Keywords: public debt, expenditure, central bank, debt management, capital expenditure

Following the end of Lebanon’s civil war, which started in 1975 and spanned 15 years, the authorities began the difficult task of simultaneous economic stabilization and confidence building on the one hand,...

II Public Investment Planning and Progress

II Public Investment Planning and Progress »

Source: Back to the Future : Postwar Reconstruction and Stabilization in Lebanon

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Thomas Helbling , and Sena Eken

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1999

ISBN: 9781557757845

Keywords: public debt, expenditure, central bank, debt management, capital expenditure

The civil war had a devastating effect on the social fabric and the domestic economy of Lebanon. By the end of the war, it is estimated that the country had lost nearly half of its physical capital stock. Co...

III Postwar Reconstruction, Public Finances, and Fiscal Sustainability

III Postwar Reconstruction, Public Finances, and Fiscal Sustainability »

Source: Back to the Future : Postwar Reconstruction and Stabilization in Lebanon

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Thomas Helbling , and Sena Eken

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1999

ISBN: 9781557757845

Keywords: public debt, expenditure, central bank, debt management, capital expenditure

Since the end of the civil war, Lebanon has embarked on an ambitious program of economic reconstruction and stabilization. A rapid rehabilitation and enhancement of the country’s infrastructure was an essent...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2014

ISBN: 9781484368282

Keywords: current account, public debt, external debt, debt sustainability, external financing

KEY ISSUES Context: The economy is being severely tested by the Syria crisis. The refugee influx has reached one quarter of the population, fueling already high unemployment and poverty. The political impasse...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2017/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475570618

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Balance of payments statistics, Current account deficits, Debt sustainability analysis, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy, Economic conditions, Economic growth, Economic indicators

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Lebanon's economic growth remains subdued. Following a sharp drop in 2011, growth edged upward briefly to 2-3 percent, but has now slowed again. The IMF staff estim...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2015/190

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513567563

Keywords: debt, public debt, oil prices, monetary fund, inflation

The Syrian crisis and the associated inflow of refugees continue to dominate Lebanon's short-term outlook, compounding long-standing policy weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Political paralysis has set in, with virtu...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2015/190

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513567563

Keywords: debt, public debt, oil prices, monetary fund, inflation

The Syrian crisis and the associated inflow of refugees continue to dominate Lebanon's short-term outlook, compounding long-standing policy weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Political paralysis has set in, with virtu...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Lebanon »

Source: Lebanon : 2009 Article IV Consultation and Assessment of Performance Under the Program Supported by Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Lebanon

Volume/Issue: 2009/131

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451822755

Keywords: debt, interest, public debt, budget, interest rate

The Lebanese financial system has so far weathered the global financial crisis. The 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that deposit inflows decelerated briefly in the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers bankruptc...