An effective Social Policy should provide a guarantee against domestic unrest and cases of extremism and exclusion. It creates the feeling of security and a level playing field for all Lebanese citizens. Of course, Social Plans are closely intertwined with Economic Plans, and are to some extent a reflection of the success of the Economy.
Examples of dysfunctions Social Policies
- Why is there no Social Justice Policy?
- What is the social and economic cost of the current negligence?
- Why are there still three draft laws pending for the National Social Security Fund Reform?
- Why has the retirement and social protection system not been approved yet?
- Why has a comprehensive lifelong health system not been adopted yet?
- Why does the tax system lack transparency and why does it remain far from any social solidarity system?
- Why do young people continue to emigrate and fund social systems that are of no use for their parents?
- Rampant unemployment nearing 13%
- 25% of Lebanese people live on the poverty line; with 8% living below the poverty line
- 25% of Lebanese people lack access to housing
- 50% of Lebanese people have no health insurance
- With a very young population, what will happen to these people if no social policy is adopted
- What is the impact of the 450,000 Palestinian refugees and more than 1.5 million refugees from Syria, both in an economic and social context (such as healthcare)