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November 2017

by Executive Editors





A crucial moment for startups
Early blunders could derail positive developments in the tech scene

Return to sanity now
A call for fiscal accountability


Getting the books back in order
Can Lebanon account for 12 years of unaudited spending?

Ball in their court
Can Lebanon account for 12 years of unaudited spending?

A multilateral tale
Investigating the Lebanese budgeting process

A full load of plans to spur on the economy
Interview with Minister of Economy and Trade

The administration’s missing cogs economy
Worrisome vacancies in senior position

Putting meat on the skeleton of the state
Prospects are high for adoption of a budget

Interview with a public servant
Alain Bifani talks about life in the civil service

Shedding light on a black market
One step forward, two steps back in curbing illegal phone imports

Yossi Alpher, No End of Conflict
Rethinking Israel-Palestine relations


Still starting up
What does Lebanon’s tech scene really look like?

Innovation economy needs investment
Ecosystem deserves more state funding of R&D

Don’t miss out on innovation
Syrian entrepreneurs can help Lebanon in the technology sector



Raise a glass to something new
The stories behind Lebanon’s latest vineyards

The thyme trailblazers
Transforming Lebanon’s favorite herb

From the olive to the oil
Ancient Lebanese crop makes its way into the 21st Century


The meta-economic value of education
LAU’s economic impact assessment may be flawed, but it raises the right questions