By Sami Zaptia.
London, 30 September 2021:
Libya’s National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) (once famously led by former Prime Minister, the late Mahmoud Jibril) launched its Peace and Prosperity Project at an event in Tripoli today.
The Peace and Prosperity project is a plan to build the future state common to all Libyans based on equal citizenship, and the establishment of a new social contract.
At the centre of this is the restructuring of the economy, the development of administrative systems, policies, measures, programmes, and procedures to solve bottlenecks and crises, and create the appropriate climate to achieve sustainable growth and development (wealth creation).
This would be within a perspective that establishes a medium and long-term path and presents a set of options for the natural resource revenue management model, by calling for a broad societal dialogue.
This dialogue would involve all academic and cultural elites, economic and social actors and all political parties participating in a the study and development of the project, on a consensual basis for the desired future state, guaranteeing the non-return to the cycle of armed conflict.