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  • Forum on "Public Procurement for Resilience and Sustainable Growth"

    June 26 - June 27 2018


    Public procurement is one of the critical structural reforms the Government of Lebanon has committed to at the recent CEDRE conference to improve financial governance, on the occasion of which the donor community pledge USD 11 billion to support the Lebanese Government implement its Vision for Stabilization, Growth and Employment, based on a comprehensive Capital Investment Plan and a series of structural reforms and measures aimed at fostering private-led growth.  In this context, the reform of public procurement systems and procedures comes as a “goldmine” able to ensure better value for taxpayers’ money, enhance competitiveness, fight corruption and collusion, improve the business climate, enhance institutional confidence, tackle pressing issues related to the environment, etc.

    In Lebanon, the modernization of procurement is faced with a number of challenges. According to international reports, and despite numerous attempts, Lebanon has not been able to achieve notable progress on procurement reform, while a number of Arab countries have engaged in improving their public procurement systems and practices by modernizing policies and institutional frameworks, developing guidelines and building national capacities.


    The Forum

    The Forum on "Public Procurement for Resilience and Sustainable Growth" is organized by the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan, under the auspices of the Lebanese Minister of Finance, H.E. Mr. Ali Hassan Khalil.

    It intends to discuss current challenges, policy options and instruments that allow public procurement in Lebanon to be a powerful lever for competitiveness, private sector development, more investment and confidence-building. It will feature plenary sessions that expose latest international good practices and trends in public procurement management, in addition to roundtable discussions and working groups that address specific challenges and lessons learned based on countries’ experiences and successful initiatives.


    Target audience

    Policy and decision makers; senior public officials from line ministries, public institutions and oversight bodies, in charge of related key functions and capacity-building; procurement strategists and practitioners, as well as representatives of the private sector and businesses, national SMEs, the donor community, and world-leading experts and practitioners. Economists, academics and the economic press are also welcome to join.



    June 26-27, 2018



    Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan, Beirut – Lebanon



    (By alphabetical order): the Agence Française de Développement, the Association of Lebanese Industrialists, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, the joint EU-OECD Support for Improvement of Governance and Management (SIGMA), the Tender Board of Lebanon, the World Bank and the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10 YFP).



    Arabic, French and English. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.


    Agenda - ENG

    Agenda – AR


    To register, please fill in the form on this link: https://bit.ly/2svMqZC.

    Deadline: June 14, 2018.

    For additional information or queries, please contact us: institute@finance.gov.lb


    For foreign participants, the organizers have arranged preferential at the Key Aparthotel in Beirut. To benefit from these rates, kindly fill the hotel booking form, and send it to



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