Lebanon’s New Law on Illicit Enrichment: A Step Forward...

On September 30, the Lebanese parliament convened to vote on a series of laws, one of which grabbed immediate headlines: formally titled the “Law on Financial Disclosure, Conflicts of Interest and Illicit Enrichment,” hereafter referred to as the 2020 Law on Illicit Enrichment. Despite ratifying the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2009, corruption […]

When Private Isn’t Private: The Blurred Lines of Regime-Owned...

Once again, Egypt has received financing from the IMF, and once again the IMF has pledged that funding will contribute to a reform program designed to lead to inclusive private sector-led growth. However, due to the evolving sophistication of the regime’s political economy over the past decade, it’s likely that the IMF’s traditional areas of […]

Beirut blast worsens Lebanon’s already concerning food crisis

Lebanon is not famished as some tabloids claim, but to experience a food security crisis with no clear vision to alleviate it is a cause for concern.

TIMEP Brief: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 6,500-megawatt hydroelectric power plant being constructed in Ethiopia, has been a major point of contention between Egypt and its southern neighbors.

TIMEP Brief: China’s Role in Egypt’s Economy

China’s interests in Egypt have brought valuable revenue into the country, but their long-term social impact is unclear, and the strengthening of ties may facilitate rights abuses as China has interrogated and repatriated members of its Muslim Uighur community from Egypt.

TIMEP Monthly Briefs: July 2019

This monthly compilation of TIMEP briefs offers succinct, policy-relevant information on regional issues, laws, and policies, highlighting the context in which developments occur, their trajectories, and implications.

Egypt’s Economic Trajectory provides tools to help make sense of the country’s reform program, along with analysis of developments and data, to assess the program in terms not only of economic indicators, but also its impact on social health and human rights.