Economic transparency and structural reform remain Libya’s last hope
In an article published on 14 September with Middle East Institute (MEI), founder of Libya-Analysis LLC Jason Pack highlights that the current efforts underway within the international community, regional powers and Libyan actors to push forward a solution to the Libyan crisis fail to address the real causes of the country’s disruption. For Pack, as advocated in his January 2020 research, economy is at the heart of Libya’s crisis, and as such, efforts must focus on the fair distribution of resources and the shaping up of effective, transparent state institutions. Pack writes:
Libya’s civil war is extremely complex but only economic transparency followed by fundamental reforms to the opaque, counterproductive, and corrupt structures of the economy can yield genuine results in removing the causes of fighting and militia recruitment.
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