CIPE has engaged in various partnership programs with local civil society organizations in Lebanon, including anti-corruption and transparency and entrepreneurship education and ecosystem-building initiatives. CIPE’s current program is a partnership with the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), which expands participatory policy making in the Lebanese industrial sector. Analyzing the industrial “product space,” LCPS brings together key public and private sector stakeholders to bridge gaps in industrial production by constructively addressing key impediments and opportunities for growth.
As part of this process, CIPE is assisting the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI) to build its capacity as the leading civil society representative of private industry in the country. With CIPE’s assistance, ALI has embarked on a bold new strategic plan that is invigorating the organization. With greater engagement of its membership at the grassroots, ALI is launching a range of new member services and amplifying the voice of smaller-scale manufacturers in national policymaking processes.