Foreign direct investment (FDI) is considered as one of the important contributors of economic growth and development especially for developing countries.In recent years, FDI in Lebanon started to slow down due mainly to the international financial and economic crises, political instability in the region, the drop in the oil prices and most importantly the Syrian Crisis and the influx of refugees. However, it is important to highlight the effect of the regulatory framework and institutional weaknesses in the development of investment policy.In fact, in its report, the “UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT” (UNCTAD) gives an Investment Policy Review (IPR) which aims to assist the Government in its efforts, to improve the business environment and achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
The purpose of this study is to go over the whole report and most importantly highlight the main steps needed to implement a successful investment strategy in Lebanon.
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Investment Policy Review for Lebanon –