The International Monetary Fund should not give Lebanon funding until sweeping governance reforms are carried out, according to a letter sent to the IMF by a group of Lebanese former officials, civil society groups and analysts.
I signed this petition to the IMF because I believe no funds whatsoever should be given to #Lebanon as long as our country is not properly governed and reforms are duly implemented.https://t.co/JxXV94HBsP
— Sara Assaf (@SaraAssaf) May 29, 2020
Watch: #Lebanon's agriculture and food production industry has come under multiple threats, and the #coronavirus-spurred economic contraction has exacerbated the hit already laid upon the sector by the ongoing currency crisis.
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) April 17, 2020
Another loan ‘wasted’ without reform
Different numbers of losses presented by the government and the Banque du Liban, lack of progress on judicial & other appointments or stalled electricity sector reform only weaken #Lebanon’s position in talks with the IMF. The country and the people cannot afford that any more.
— Jan Kubis (@UNJanKubis) May 27, 2020
Electricity and procurement reforms most important, says former minister
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