A productive economic system: The disadvantages of the rentierist economic model, the risks surrounding it and its destructive effect on wealth in Lebanon have clearly emerged. The model should therefore be changed to avoid excessive reliance on rentierism that contributed to the expansion of political dependency networks and corruption. We believe in a free economy based on individual initiative, which benefits from Lebanon’s competitive advantages, to limit the export of its youth and to stimulate national production and create jobs for everyone. Hence, we will focus on policies that support the diverse productive sectors of services, industry, agriculture, information technology and human capital-building, which will increase our resilience to face any internal and external political tremors.
Necessary economic reforms: We believe that the path to economic rehabilitation begins with the restructuring of the banking and monetary sectors and the equitable distribution of financial losses without touching on depositors’ funds. We also believe that there is a need to restructure the electricity sector, to invest in renewable energy, and to restructure the public sector and reduce waste and inefficiency by liberating it from sectarian and political quota, corruption and theft, by holding unproductive employees accountable and by prioritizing investment in infrastructure, education, health and social safety nets within a sustainable macroeconomic framework in order to promote long-term growth. The necessary reforms require a legislative workshop that provides guarantees to depositors and investors in order to rebuild the economy, while rebuilding confidence.
A social system that guarantees equal opportunities: With the adoption of a free economy that promotes individual initiative, we believe in the need to adopt a system of social protection that will guarantee the decent provision of the economic and social rights to vulnerable groups. This system ensures access to basic services such as education and health care for the entire population.
Public sector restructuring: Our vision is to restructure the public sector as a key entry point for the functioning of State departments and institutions and to contribute to a qualitative shift in the citizen’s relationship with the State, based on transparency, productivity, speed and ease of transactions, which is directly reflected in the efficiency and productivity of the economy.
Fair tax system: We will work to implement an effective tax system that respects the principles of justice and equity and provides financial resources to ensure the sustainable provision of basic services such as education, security and universal health care for all citizens. However, a tax system system must also remain a catalyst for investments in the Lebanese economy.
Modern education system: Education is essential to a developed and productive society, and thus it is not possible to build a solid economy and a cohesive society without developing and protecting the Lebanese educational system and modernizing the curriculum to take into account the thinking, spirit and knowledge of the current times. Investment in human wealth and the knowledge economy is a solid foundation for any sustainable development.
Comprehensive planning: We believe that long-term as well as medium-term and short-term plans based on reinstating the role of urban and territorial planning should be developed through the revision of the comprehensive plans for the protection of Lebanon’s natural, economic, agricultural, environmental and other assets, in conjunction with the preparation of extensive studies on infrastructure development in order to keep pace with the modern developed countries and to lead an industrial and digital revolution throughout the Lebanese economy.