March 2018

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Illustration by: Ivan Debs

EDITORIAL

Mother Lebanon


LEADERS

More than words

Getting women into Parliament

International women’s day

The long road to equality

COVER STORY

Moving into a new world of parliamentary participation

Women’s long rise toward political equality

The countdown to political progress

Women gear up to run in Lebanon’s 2018 parliamentary elections

A community effort

The man putting women first

Making the most of it

A curse or a blessing for women entrepreneurs?

ECONOMICS & POLICY

What’s the deal with garbage decentralization?

The Ministry of Environment has a new strategy to reorganize Lebanon’s waste sector

The new PPP law

A turning point for infrastructure investments in Lebanon?

Troubled waters

The Lebanese-Israeli maritime border dispute

A nudge in the right direction

Integrating behavioral science and policymaking

VAT rises from 10 to 11 percent

It’s still the second-lowest rate in the region

The petroleum legislative framework for Lebanon

Now is the time

REAL ESTATE 

No stimulus, no problem

The potential silver lining in the restriction of subsidized mortgages

ENTREPRENEAURSHIP

A fund manager’s dream

Lebanese state-backed MIC Ventures targets a huge neglected potential

Creating synergies

With better education and governance

REAL ESTATE

A lifeline for heritage out of thin air?

New fund aims to invigorate the telco landscape

LAST WORD

More women in politics 

Gender equality is necessary for more inclusive and stable societies

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