LFE and IDAL study on ICT subsectors in Lebanon

Lebanon for Entrepreneurs (LFE) and Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL) published a report on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) subsectors in Lebanon, following two years of research, in collaboration with Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) and senior staff from the Ministry of Telecom and the Office of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. The study involves a competitive analysis of 18 ICT subsectors, and identifies those that Lebanon could have a higher potential to thrive in. The report's recommendations could serve as a basis for the direction of resources and incentives to the subsectors that have displayed the strongest competitive advantages. The study covers the following ICT subsectors: ad tech, consumer Internet, e-commerce, e-government, e-learning, financial and e-payment solutions, enterprise software, gaming, healthcare, biotech, infrastructure, media streaming, semiconductors, small hardware products, telecom services, telemarketing and call centers, and value-added services.


The report is divided into four sections:

- Section 1 is an overview of the global and regional market trends in ICT

- Section 2 outlines the factors that enable the success of the various subsectors. Factors considered are education and skills, infrastructure, legal framework, capital, and synergies with other markets and industries

- Section 3 presents Lebanon's current capabilities along several key dimensions, including the enabling factors listed in Section 2

- Section 4 culminates with recommendations regarding the strategic ICT subsectors that could provide Lebanon with a competitive advantage.