What policies has the Lebanese state been producing?
The social policy-making landscape in Lebanon is generally characterised as being, on the one hand, reactive, fragmented, and ad hoc, and by overall relying on a charity approach, on the other. The compounded crises that Lebanon has been going through, have not however led to a more strategic, comprehensive, and inclusive policy design, especially regarding social and economic issues.
This infographic, based on the Mapping of Policy Decisions in Lebanon by the Centre for Social Sciences Research & Action, gives an overview of the trends in policy making over 3 years, from January 1, 2019 till December 31, 2021. Overall, the data points to an overreliance on resolutions, which are administrative taken by individual ministers, and that can easily be reversed, and a predominance of decisions focused on economic measures and security, reflecting the ongoing compounded crises the country is facing.