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The Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan (IoF) is a civil service learning center specialized in Public Financial Management and Customs. It hosts the WCO regional training center and the secretariat of the GIFT-MENA Network. The Institute is an autonomous public agency operating under the tutelage of the Minister of Finance. Established in 1996 through a cooperation between the French and the Lebanese. Ministries of Finance at the initiative of HE PM Fuad Sinior, the Institute subsequently benefited from the financial support of the Governments of Canada, the Netherlands, the European Union, as well as the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, until it was granted, in 2004, total financial and administrative autonomy.

IOF is member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) of the 10 Year Framework Program on Sustainable Public Procurement, lead by UNEP. 
In 2006, the Institute was named in memory of the young Minister of Economy and Trade and Member of Parliament, Basil Fuleihan, who had contributed to its establishment.

The Lebanese Ministry of Finance provided the Institute with the necessary resources to become a sustainable source of high quality, specialized training, human resource management, communication and documentation services. Capacity building thus became a central piece of its comprehensive reform program.


Train, Inform, Transform, Exchange and Cooperate


Excellence, Dedication, Efficiency and Performance
  • State-of-the-art expertise in professional training, public communication and networking;
  • More than 120 specialized training programs
  • A network of more than 300 trainers and experts specialized in adult learning;
  • A large network of local and regional partners;
  • Services in three languages: Arabic, French and English.


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