Libya Beyond the Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities

Publication Date: April 16, 2012
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Summary: In the aftermath of the revolution of 2011, Libya faces the complex task of rebuilding its economy, infrastructure, and institutions, and responding to the demands of the population, especially for improved governance. The conflict that accompanied the revolution had a severe impact on the economy, and international financial institutions have responded to the request of the Libyan authorities to provide policy consultations and technical assistantce to help maintain macroeconomic stability. Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) has taken steps to promote a peaceful political transition, normalize economic conditions, and set out a national reform agenda. In the short term, the authorities must restore security, bring hydrocarbon production fully online, exercise fiscal discipline, resuscitate the banking system, and maintain macroeconomic stability. Medium-term efforts should focus on capacity building, infrastructure renewal, private-sector development, improving education, job creation, and putting in place an effective social safety net, within a framework of transparent and accountable governance. This paper discusses the risks to economic recovery and measures to promote economic diversification and employment growth.
Series: Middle East and Central Asia Departmental Paper 12/1
Subject(s): Employment

Author's Keyword(s): National Transition Council (NTC) | Libya popular revolution | financial sector reform | employment
Publication Date: April 16, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475504392 Format: Paper
Stock No: LBRCEA Pages: 53
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Publication Date: April 16, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-61635-385-8 Format: A web quality merged PDF
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