The staff of the World Youth Alliance-Middle East attended a consultation session held by the World Bank Group on January 26th, in Beirut-Lebanon. The session came in line with the preparation process of the Lebanon Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the period 2016-2021, which lays out the strategy and program through which the WBG will support Lebanon in its efforts to manage internal and external challenges holding back the country’s long-term development goals.
As part of the CPF preparation process, consultations are underway with the Government of Lebanon, as well as other stakeholder groups including youth, parliamentarians, civil society, the private sector, and other development partners.
The framework was shared with us, highlighting its scope, drafted priorities and the regional strategy. In addition, the WDG published a study on how we can design Privilege and Capture-Resistant Job Creation Policies. The study was initiated by a systematic diagnostic identifying the overarching constraints on job generation, both in public and private sectors.
The discussion was open for the youth to share their vision, concerns, and suggest innovative approaches to deal with the level of corruption in Lebanon.