Author Archives: Haneen Sayed

Why direct support is more efficient than subsidies and how to transition

Why direct support is more efficient than subsidies and how to transition

Reading Time: 5 minutes Before the Beirut port explosion, which took the lives of close to 200 people, injured thousands, and destroyed swaths of the capital, the Lebanese people faced a deteriorating economic and social situation: the banking crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a 10-year humanitarian crisis caused by the unprecedented influx of displaced Syrians. The pre-explosion economy was

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