PSES uses applied research to refine and test hypotheses that allow for active and effective private-sector contribution to peace in Libya. The hypotheses are premised on the idea that private sector actors, in collaboration with governmental institutions and local communities, can become agents of peace by finding solutions that meet Libyan private sector and consumer needs for stable markets, functional supply chains, and viable commercial infrastructure.
Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) supports the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) by providing tangible ‘quick-wins’ at the local level in the East, South and West of Libya. SFL implements improvements, such as rehabilitating critical infrastructure and restoring basic public services, in close collaboration with local governing institutions.
USAID Libya, in keeping with its efforts to build long-term capacity of Libyan governance and financial systems, recently partnered with World Bank to conduct a two-week intensive training on Public Financial Management (PFM) best practices for 35 technocrats from Libya’s Ministries of Finance, Planning, and Local Governance, and 11 municipalities. The training, which included two women, used international best practices and PFM practices recommended by the World Bank.
A first for Libyan women -- Alaa Alshibani -- is the head of the legal department of the country's High National Elections Commission (HNEC). Alshibani, who has been a part of the HNEC since its creation in 2012, is spearheading the commission's progress on electoral law reform.
USAID/Libya partners recently convened a group of women municipal councilors from across Libya as part of their efforts to build and develop a national-level network of women leaders and to launch a Women’s Municipal Council Association. The 4-day workshop, brought together 45 female municipality council members, from west, east, and south of Libya including Tripoli districts, Zawiya, Sabha, Wazen, Sabratha, Tarhouna, Zultin, Kabaw, and Murzug. Three civil society members and four government representatives from the Ministry of Local Governance (MoLG) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs also participated in the event.
Last updated: February 15, 2017