Access to Information  and the Private Sector Gaelle Kibranian, Programs Director May 26, 2009
<ul><li>Access to Information: Background </li></ul><ul><li>An Access to Information legislation for Lebanon  </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Access to Information is a crucial element in all efforts to reduce corruption and enhance transparency and accoun...
<ul><li>Draft law introduced to Lebanese Parliament on April 9, 2009.  </li></ul><ul><li>Draft law will set rules and proc...
<ul><li>Commitment for economic development and favorable investment climate.  </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses will be more p...
<ul><li>Generation of key information and data. </li></ul><ul><li>Business profitability.  </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of ...
<ul><li>Investment security and regulatory discipline.  </li></ul><ul><li>Legitimate competition and reduction of barriers...
<ul><li>Competition over governmental bids and contracts.  </li></ul><ul><li>Planning business strategies    minimizing r...
<ul><li>What Can you Do??? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Multi-sectoral group established in April 2008.  </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: enhance transparency and accountability an...
<ul><li>THANK YOU ! </li></ul><ul><li>www.transparency-lebanon.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.a2ilebanon.net  /   www.khabrouna...
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Presentation on Access to Information and the effect of the draft law on the private sector, given by Ms. Gaëlle Kibranian in the framework of the conference "Tools for Transparency: Corporate Governance and Access to Information" held on May 26, 2009.

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Access to Information and the Private Sector

  1. 1. Access to Information and the Private Sector Gaelle Kibranian, Programs Director May 26, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Access to Information: Background </li></ul><ul><li>An Access to Information legislation for Lebanon </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Information and the Private Sector </li></ul><ul><li>The National Network for the Right of Access to Information </li></ul>A2I and the Private Sector
  3. 3. <ul><li>Access to Information is a crucial element in all efforts to reduce corruption and enhance transparency and accountability  It establishes trust between citizens and governments. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Information entails openness in conducting public affairs and pro-activity in the publication and provision of key information to the public. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Information is a basic human right. </li></ul>A2I: Background
  4. 4. <ul><li>Draft law introduced to Lebanese Parliament on April 9, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Draft law will set rules and procedures for the right to access to information. </li></ul><ul><li>Administration vs. Beneficiaries. </li></ul><ul><li>What and where? vs. Limitations. </li></ul><ul><li>The commission. </li></ul>A2I Legislation for Lebanon: An overview
  5. 5. <ul><li>Commitment for economic development and favorable investment climate. </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses will be more profitable. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased levels of transparency and accountability and will build confidence in the business sector. </li></ul>A2I and the Private Sector: Support the law
  6. 6. <ul><li>Generation of key information and data. </li></ul><ul><li>Business profitability. </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of legal protection. </li></ul>A2I and the Private Sector: Advantages for business owners
  7. 7. <ul><li>Investment security and regulatory discipline. </li></ul><ul><li>Legitimate competition and reduction of barriers. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased national and international trust in Lebanese governance. </li></ul>A2I and the Private Sector: Impacts on Economy and Investment
  8. 8. <ul><li>Competition over governmental bids and contracts. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning business strategies  minimizing risks. </li></ul>A2I and the Private Sector: Impacts on Competitiveness
  9. 9. <ul><li>What Can you Do??? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Multi-sectoral group established in April 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: enhance transparency and accountability and strengthen the rule of law and civic participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Structure: Steering Committee, and 2 Working Groups. </li></ul>The National Network for the Right of Access to Information
  11. 11. <ul><li>THANK YOU ! </li></ul><ul><li>www.transparency-lebanon.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.a2ilebanon.net / www.khabrouna.net </li></ul>
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