The Value & Values award is a way for youth between 17 and 21 years old to express their opinion about what they value and appreciate the most in society and how they think this is or should be reflected in the economy of our beloved country, The competition consist on writing an inspiring essay of no more than 800 words whether it's in English, Arabic, or French .
Within its partnership with the IOF, Financially Wise managed to deliver the youth training program targeting mainly university students and aiming at introducing the main concepts of public financial management and the role of the Ministry of Finance. The program accommodates more than 300 students a year, and this the second year in a raw Financially Wise will take in charge its implementation.
Financially Wise expert was called by "Expertise France" to provide technical assistance to the Cameroun Ministry of Finance. The document was produced and published during a record period (almost one month), thus contributing to the government efforts to foster transparency and citizen engagement in the Cameroun.
For the first year, Financially Wise took part of Bank Audi educational program organized during the global money week. Financially Wise was entrusted to intervene during the program and it will be able to target more than 400 students with special inforgraphics and focused presentations on fiscal citizenship
During the “Dictée des Finances” - a competition organized by the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan, Financially Wise conducted an interactive Quiz for youth about Public Finance (Public Procurement, Taxes, Budget, Public Debt etc.) and Sustainable Development (SDGs and Agenda 2030).
Financially Wise has actively contributed in providing awareness sessions to more than 100 young women (students, fresh graduates and working moms) within the Springboard Women's Development Programme. The sessions were focused on private money management including planning, budgeting, and main financial concepts. The program was implemented in the South, North, Bekaa.
In a context of complete lack of transparency and accountability, one of Lebanon’s major shortfalls is the scattering of its fiscal accounts and its exposure to unreported fiscal risks. While it is believed that dozens of public entities enjoy financial and administrative independence and operate outside the state budget with no provision of financial reporting, this study seeks to investigate the scale and risks related to these entities with a bid to reconstruct a more comprehensive picture of the State finances. It also seeks to examine the modus operandi of these entities (legal framework, budgeting process and the involvement of legislative authorities, relation with State budget, finances, aggregate scale to total spending, etc.) and attempts to expose PFM malpractices, public funds mismanagement and lack of accountability and oversight. Go to report
FinWise contributed to a study conducted by the Institute of Finance Basil Fuleihan and in partnership with UNICEF, the ILO and Beyond Group, in the context of the development of a new Social Protection Strategy by the Ministry of Social Affairs. The brief dives into the financing of social protection services and programs by the Government of Lebanon through the State Budget between 2017 and 2020 and analyzes spending composition, patterns, beneficiary groups, gaps and main sources of financing.
FinWise conducted a study in collaboration with the Institute of Finance Basil Fuleihan. The purpose of this study is to estimate the cost of COVID-19 treatment on the Government over a period of 6 months and to assess the financing needs for such interventions. The report is available in two languages: English and Arabic.
Fiscal Transparency in Lebanon – the Lebanese transparency association solicited Financially Wise expert to draft a policy on budget transparency in Lebanon. Originally written in Arabic, the paper provides a diagnostic review of fiscal transparency practices and of the legal framework in Lebanon. It also provides practical recommendations on how to advance this agenda
The Citizen Budget is a simplified version of the budget law. It raises awareness on the country’s fiscal situation and enables citizens to compare public expenditures and revenues, deficit estimates, debt figures and other legal provisions that might affect their lives. It is designed to facilitate access to fiscal information which is considered as a fundamental constitutional right - in collaboration with IOF and UNICEF
Developing a set of learning units on an online platform targeting youth ranging from 11 to 16 years old.
This initiative is led by the Lebanese Alternative Learning NGO.
Financially Wise contributed to the realization of a short film on Gender Responsive Budgeting in collaboration with the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan. The film explains in a simplify and easy-to-understand way all aspects of GRB.
An initiative led by the Institute of Finance in Lebanon and supported by UNICEF. It aims at transforming budget data (usually published in 1K+ pages PDF file) into interactive digital content easily accessible and reusable by the public. Check it out!