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Buildings Bridges Between the Public and Private Sectors in Libya: New Training in Tripoli

In cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Trade, a qualitative training program in the field of partnerships between the public and private sectors was held in Tripoli from the 3rd-7th December, aiming to enable participants to understand the foundations and types of partnerships between the public and private sectors, methods of managing them, and risk management methodology.

This training program comes within the E-nable project funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France in cooperation with Libyan partners.

The training covered several topics, including capacity building and the foundations of partnerships between the public and private sectors and their benefits, focusing on the areas and priorities of partnership between them and giving examples of successful partnerships. It also includes policy and financing aspects, dealing with the legal and regulatory framework of public-private partnerships.

The training also addresses how to develop a suitable environment for implementing partnership projects and covers project structuring and risk management while presenting suggested models and examining the methods used to monitor and evaluate the performance of partnership projects.

The public-private sector participation project aims to strengthen the partnership between the two sectors to contribute to the diversification of the Libyan economy by implementing projects of common interest, improving the management and competitive efficiency of the economy, reducing the burden on the public sector, and providing new job opportunities.

Notably, the training is provided by international experts from a consulting company specialized in partnerships between the public and private sectors, who came from Tunisia specifically for this training. Participating in its attendance were Dr. Saad Al-Hanish, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and Trade for Economic Affairs, Mr. Mustafa Al-Barouni, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance for Control Affairs, Dr. Nouri Al-Shater, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning for Sustainable Development Affairs, and Mr. Mohamed Al-Tawati, Director of the Economic Development Department at the National Economic and Social Development Board, in addition to representatives from the Legal Affairs Department at the Audit Bureau and representatives of the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Planning.