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This site is the fruit of many years of research by InfoPro. All the collected information was collected from the public domain, or thanks to authorization by the original authors.
 
ABOUT US
 
This site is the fruit of many years of research by InfoPro. All the information was collected from the public domain, or published thanks to authorization by the original authors.

This website has been designed and implemented by the InfoPro Center for Economic Information. It is intended to be used by economic researchers, academics, political and business decision makers, and the public at large. It is free of charge.
 
ACTIVITIES
 
The lack of reliable country economic data has been singled out as a prime impediment for development. The InfoPro Center for Economic Information will endeavor to fill the gap between information needs and what the public sector and a small number of private sector entities are currently providing.

The InfoPro Center for Economic Information undertakes the following activities:
1) Development of economic indices
2) Nationwide economic surveys
3) Publishing of economic books and manuscripts
4) Organize workshops and seminars on specific economic themes
5) Disseminate economic information
 
FUNDING
 
The InfoPro Center for Economic Information is funded by InfoPro, the publisher of Lebanon Opportunities and several other economic and business periodicals. This covers its running expenses. Project funding is sought from donor agencies and beneficiary parties.
 
PROJECTS - IN PROGRESS AND COMPLETED
 
1. Study for comparison of Lebanon as a tour-operator destination. The study was commissioned by the National Council of Tourism and was fully funded by InfoPro. The project compared tour offers from major Arab countries to Beirut and competing destinations.

2. . Economic and business database. Since its inception in mid 2002, the InfoPro Center for Economic Information completed the publishing on the Internet a comprehensive database of economic and business data. The access to the data is free of charge. It is currently accessible through: http://www.databank.com.lb. It will soon be accessible through the institute’s own website. In 2003 the Center has obtained funding from USAID through Amideast’s Transparency, Accountability, and Good Governance (TAG) program to expand the database to more than 2,000 basic statistic elements.

3. Publishing of a book by Dr. Marwan Barakat, head of economic research for Banque Audi entitled The Fall of Emerging Market: Fundamental Analysis & Lessons for Lebanon. The book led to organizing a lecture hosted by UNDP at the UN House. The publishing of book is fully funded by InfoPro

4. The Center plans to conduct a nationwide population and business survey. A pilot project has been completed successfully. It has targeted major axis in Beirut. It achieved an 80 percent penetration rate in the designated area. It was fully funded by InfoPro in collaboration with MAPS.

A full proposal has been completed and is being circulated to funding agencies and corporate donors.

5. Study of the technology sector of Lebanon for the Professional Computer Association and IDAL. The study was fully funded by InfoPro.

6. Study on the perception of the private sector on the Euro Med agreements and its readiness to deal with it. Undertaken in collaboration with the American University of Beirut. Co-Funded by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

 
Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
 
This website was made possible through support provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development through the Transparency and Accountability Grants project managed by AMIDEAST. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Agency for International Development or AMIDEAST.
Information
InfoPro Center for Economic Information
 
Location
InfoPro sal
Hamra street
Piccadilly Center - 2nd floor
P.O. Box 11-4355 Beirut - Lebanon
Phone: (961.1) 739.777
Fax: (961.1) 74.90.90
E-Mail: center@infopro.com.lb


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