SMEs in Libya's Reconstruction

Preparing for a Post-Conflict Economy

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The report is intended to contribute to the implementation of policies in a post-conflict Libya to promote private sector development. The report analyses the structural economic and framework conditions prevalent in Libya, highlights potential drivers of development and considers the role of SMEs and entrepreneurship promotion in driving post-conflict recovery. Based on international experience and practices, and considering the context of the country, the report identifies the necessary legal frameworks, institutions and policies for the promotion of SME and entrepreneurship. The document is part of a wider MENA Transition Fund project to support the design and implementation of SME policies in Libya.




This study is part of the project “SME Development Strategy for Libya”, supported by the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition Fund of the Deauville Partnership and executed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The overall objective of the project is to support the design and implementation of policies for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurship as important actors in the recovery and long term stability and development of Libya. Given the resumption of violence in Libya in 2014, the project had to be adjusted and some activitities were put on hold. The publication of this study completes component 1 of the project.


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