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  • Lebanese Forces lawmakers prepare e-government draft law: Geagea

    Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea revealed Friday that his party's lawmakers have prepared a draft law to establish an "e-government."

    Geagea, who was speaking from Maarab during a conference under the slogan "For a Better Society," said that an electronic government scraps the heavy load of fees that the state is burdened with by giving better services and enhancing the productivity of the public sector.

    "The purpose behind today's seminar is to establish a breaking point until legislation is back on track."

  • Lebanon to introduce biometric passports in 2014

    Lebanon is looking to introduce biometric passports to its citizens as of 2014. This is in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s mandatory requirement for the adoption of biometric technologies by 2015, the Daily Star reported.

    “This change is necessary in light of continuing passport fraud around the world,” Col. Hasan Ali Ahmad, head of the IT department at the Directorate General of General Security   in Lebanon told the Daily Start in an interview.

  • Lebanon's new IT minister to adopt e-government

    The newly appointed Minister of State for Information Technology (IT) Affairs Adel Afiouni said Friday that the priority of his ministry is to create an electronic government in Lebanon, according to Voice of Lebanon radio channel.

    "We need to approve new legislations for the creation of electronic government in Lebanon," Afiouni said.

  • Digitilization, Its Impacts and Challenges in Lebanon

    Although digitization in Lebanon generally fares well compared to other countries in the MENA region, this system has not yet been fully embraced by most sectors in the country.

    A report released by the Digital Arabia Network Mapping Project showed that Lebanon has 143 digital actors, the highest number of which, 67, belonging to the business and innovation industries.

  • LB: Geagea: E-government would help stamp out corruption

    Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea touted electronic government as an answer to Lebanon’s corruption and bureaucratic red tape Friday, adding that his party’s lawmakers have already prepared a draft law to establish an “e-government.”

    Geagea, who spoke from Maarab at a conference entitled “Electronic Government: For a Better Society,” said an electronic government could reduce costs, enhance the productivity of the public sector and facilitate better, faster services for citizens.

  • Lebanon at early stage of developing information society - ESCWA

    he UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia’s (ESCWA) said Lebanon is generally still at an early stage of maturity in building its information society, as reported by Lebanon This Week, the economic publication of the Byblos Bank Group.

    ESCWA used four maturity levels for each aspect of the information society, whereby level 1 indicates the lowest level of maturity and level 4 shows the highest level of maturity.

  • Lebanon improves in e-government index

    Lebanon ranked 87th out of 190 countries worldwide and seventh out of 17 countries in the MENA region in terms of e-government index, according to the United Nations Public Administration Network’s Electronic Government Development Index for 2012.

    The index provides a quantitative appraisal of the use of e-government as a tool in the delivery of services to the public at large. It is a composite index based on website assessment, telecommunications infrastructure and human resources.

  • Lebanon ranks 45th globally, 6th in MENA region in e-participation

    The UN’s Electronic Participation Index for 2010 ranked Lebanon in 45th place among 179 countries worldwide and 6th among 19 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, as reported by Lebanon This Week, the economic publication of the Byblos Bank Group.

    Lebanon came in 28th place globally and in second place regionally in the previous 2008 survey. Also, Lebanon ranked 8th among 36 upper-middle income countries (UMICs) included in the 2010 survey and 5th in the previous survey.

  • Lebanon ranks 93rd place in e-government readiness

    The United Nations’ Electronic Government Readiness Index for 2010 ranked Lebanon in 93rd place among 183 countries worldwide and 11th among 19 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as reported by Lebanon This Week, the economic publication of the Byblos Bank Group. Lebanon came in 74th place globally and in 8th place regionally in the previous survey conducted in 2008. Also, Lebanon ranked in 26th place among 37 upper-middle income countries (UMICs) in 2010 and in 23rd place in the previous survey.

    The index provides a quantitative appraisal of the use of e-government as a tool in the delivery of services to the public at large. It is a composite index based on website assessment, telecommunications infrastructure and human resources.

  • Lebanon Set on Creating Smart Cities

    Mayors, politicians and entrepreneurs from across the country are working in coordination with the Arab Forum for Smart Cities to digitally and electronically transform Lebanon with a view to creating smart, or “e-,” cities.

    Though the term “e-cities” may conjure up futuristic images of self-driving cars and digitized traffic signals, the forum’s aspirations are much more modest. Smart cities simply use information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance services such as energy, transportation and utilities.

  • Lebanon tax payments get digital lift as ministry rolls out online service

    Starting Tuesday, Lebanese taxpayers will be able to file and pay their taxes online, the Finance Ministry announced, vowing to gradually roll out all of its dealings to the digital world.

    But while welcoming the step, experts say Lebanon has been lagging behind many countries in this area for years, urging investments and updating required regulations to deliver a full transition into e-governance. The transition, they say, is vital to cut waste and corruption across public offices.

  • Lebanon to introduce biometric passports

    The identity of travelers will be embedded in a small computer chip placed in the front cover of their passports as of 2014, in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s mandatory requirement for the adoption of biometric technologies by all member countries by 2015.

    Lebanese who require new passports before the biometric documents are issued would be advised to apply for short-term alternatives until the “e-passport” goes into use in 2015, thereby avoiding spending large sums on passports that will become obsolete.

  • Lebanon Will Now Digitize Its Social Security Services

    Lebanon’s National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is working to launch a new interactive website that facilitates the provision of social security services, the NSSF Public Relations Department announced on Tuesday.

    Funded with help from the European Union, the project will increase the effectiveness, speed, and ease of doing NSSF-related paperwork and conducting other operations related to social security.

  • Lebanon: E-government strategy aims to improve efficiency

    Plan only needs final approval of council of ministers

    Move aims to utilize information and communications technology to improve services and accessibility.

  • Lebanon: E-plan to streamline government

    Pakradouni pushes IT project for public administration

    Administrative Development Minister Karim Pakradouni said Tuesday that the many IT projects in the public sector, financed by various funds and grants, illustrate the government’s desire to close the digital divide and move quickly toward e-government. “Cooperation and coordination are essential to harmonize and unite the projects into a single coherent system,” said Pakradouni during the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines forum at UNESCO Palace in Beirut. A dossier on e-government strategy will be sent to the government next month for approval, he said.

  • Lebanon: Hariri launches anti-corruption, public services initiative

    Premier calls for modernization of bureaucratic processes

    Prime Minister Saad Hariri launched on Thursday the Cabinet’s initiative to “Modernize Public Administrations and Fight Corruption,” after Lebanon scored poorly in studies on transparent governance.

    He called for stepping away from political bickering and fighting, and for taking steps toward providing the Lebanese with better services.

    The nationwide initiative was part of the Cabinet’s policy statement and was launched during a convention held at the Grand Serail in Beirut, in the presence of Hariri, Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar, and several MPs and local figures.

  • Lebanon: Partnership for better Public Service

    Lebanon’s Minister for Information has recommended a three-way partnership between the Public Service, the private sector and the academia to help modernise the Public Service.

    The Minister, Tarek Mitri said the challenge of modernising the public sector was great, and there was a lot to learn from the private sector and academia.

    “We have to be able to take advantage of the experience of people in the academic community,” Mr Mitri said.

  • Malaysia: Lebanon assured of aid

    Lebanon is seeking Malay-sia’s help to rebuild the country and is specifically interested with the e-government and MyKad projects.

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora also viewed Malaysia as a model country which had successfully managed people of different races and religions.

  • Microsoft develops e-government in Lebanon

    Microsoft has signed two agreements with key ministries in Lebanon, to develop e-government services and build the ICT sector in the country. The agreements, with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economy and Trade, are to develop an online tax service and to co-operate in public/private ICT initiatives respectively.
  • Mitri: Lebanon faces urgent need to modernize public sector

    Government must ‘take advantage’ of private companies’ experience

    Information Minister Tarek Mitri said Thursday that Lebanon is still lagging behind when it comes to the modernization of the public sector.

    “The challenge of modernizing our public sector is great and we won’t be able to meet this challenge unless a partnership between the private and public sectors as well as the academic world was created,” he said.

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