Lebanon and Globalization Essay

1742 Words Mar 22nd, 2013 7 Pages
Country Case Report
Lebanon
INTB 3352
Long Lee Lebanon and Globalization
Globalization was introduced to the world as a new philosophy, through which countries are shaped as a developed or developing countries. Lebanon is a country in the East Mediterranean, to its north and east it is boarded by Syria and Palestine is to its south. Its location at the intersection of the Mediterranean and the Arabian vicinity contributed to shape its culture and gives it a crucial trade role between countries. This unique location and the social and political orientation give Lebanon a unique role among Arab and the Middle Eastern countries. Lebanon is a country of contradictions. Its Society is composed of many ethnicities and religions;
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Because Lebanon is one of the developing countries, it gets help from world organization to improve education, agriculture and other areas that lack attention, for example the World Bank helped to improve Lebanon education system through the Second Education Development Project which was approved on November 30, 2010.
Lebanon is considered a developing country because it is in the transition stage of development. In 2012-2012 Global Competitiveness Index, Lebanon is ranked 89 out 142 countries, its score is 3.9. Some of Lebanon’s biggest problems that prevent it from doing business and consequently prevent it from developing are: government instability, conflicts within the country and conflicts with Israel, which scores 22.8, followed by the inadequate supply of infrastructures which scores 16.0. And the inefficient government bureaucracy that scores 15.4. Corruption is another problem that prevents businesses in Lebanon which scores 15.3. All of These factors contribute to Lebanon ranking rally poor on the global competitiveness.
Lebanon, to a certain extent, promotes equality between genders. Women, there, are treated equally to men in certain areas when compared to other Arab and Middle Eastern countries. On Educational Attainment, Lebanon is ranked 86. It still does poorly in other aspects such as women’s political involvement; Women’s contributions in parliament and in ministerial position are ranked 125 out of 135

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