Business Regulatory Reforms: Recommendations for Lebanon

19 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2012 Last revised: 14 Jun 2013

Date Written: January 1, 2013


This paper outlines short and long-term business regulatory reforms that Lebanon could implement to make doing business easier in the country. The short-term reforms represent “quick-wins” because they are primarily administrative in nature and can be accomplished quickly through ministerial actions. Although rapid, they would have a large impact on the business environment in Lebanon by eliminating red tape that hinders businesses. These “quick-wins” also create an environment in which longer-term, more in-depth reforms are more likely to succeed. The longer-term reforms may require more time for implementation, a conducive and enabling environment, as well as changes to prevailing laws.

Keywords: regulations, institutions, doing business, business environment, reforms

JEL Classification: H1, H2, H7, K1, K2, O1, O2, O5, P5

Suggested Citation

Haidar, Jamal Ibrahim, Business Regulatory Reforms: Recommendations for Lebanon (January 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

Jamal Ibrahim Haidar (Contact Author)

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


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