The ETF Torino Process assessment The complete list of references can be found in the 'References' section.
provides an external, forward-looking analysis of the country's human capital development issues and VET policy responses from a lifelong learning perspective. Given the very limited official and comparable data, the primary source of this assessment analysis is the National Torino Process report for Lebanon (ETF, 2020), compiled using a standardised questionnaire (National Reporting Framework – NRF), and the related working group consultations organised between July 2018 and February 2020 with national and international stakeholders in a highly participatory process. The secondary sources of information include international data and publications (see References).
At the time the current report was being finalised, the Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) made available the preliminary key findings of the Labour Force and Households' Living Conditions Survey (LFHLCS, conducted in 2019). However, the COVID-19 health crisis and its possible consequences for the socio-economic context, labour market perspectives and key HCD issues are not included in the analysis. The impact of the health crisis will certainly make the current socio-economic situation even worse, while new opportunities could emerge to secure and accelerate system change.
Lebanon has been in the grip of a series of protests since October 2019, the aim of which is to bring down the country's sectarian political system, which has so far failed to provide the most basic services. This report has been compiled at an important point in the political and strategic development of the country and is expected to complement and support the positive trends for reform by setting up priorities for action for national policy makers, including the private sector, the European Union (EU) and international organisations.