Possible solutions to Lebanon’s multiple crises are well known. But as this column explains, while the necessary technical approaches and expertise are readily available, political elites continue to face incentives to undermine state authority and appropriate institutional capacities for individual gains. New evidence indicates that rotations of ministries among political parties do not make the government any more effective.
Sami ZoughaibPublic Policy Researcher, Lebanese Center for Policy Studies
Sami Zoughaib is a public policy researcher at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies – an independent think-tank based in Beirut. He holds an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Reading and a B.A. in Economics from the American University of Beirut. His work mainly focuses on Lebanese politics and political economy, namely international donor conferences, parliamentary elections, and monitoring legislative production and reform.