Building on the online program provided in March 2021, this year’s training targeting Ministry of Finance employees and representatives from the main SOEs in Lebanon, aimed to further strengthen the capability of Lebanese officials with respect to the surveillance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
Last year’s workshop had found that surveillance of SOEs faces several challenges in Lebanon, such as weak surveillance of the Ministry of Finance and poor access to key financial data from SOEs for surveillance and decision making.

The training covered
– a refresher on the SOE Health Check Tool (an Excel based tool developed by the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF to analyze the financial health of SOEs and associated fiscal risks);
– international guidelines and good practice examples for reporting on SOEs;
– the development of a financial reporting template to enable the Ministry of Finance to collect the necessary data for undertaking an analysis of the SOE sector, based on the Health Check Tool; and
– the updating of a roadmap to improve surveillance of SOEs in Lebanon

The workshop was in english with simultaneous interpretation.

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