Presentation on theme: "Public-Private Partnerships in the Lebanese Government – Case Studies"— Presentation transcript:
1 Public-Private Partnerships in the Lebanese Government – Case Studies For UNESCWAExpert Group Meeting on Regional Networking and Partnership for Information Society DevelopmentCrowne Plaza Hotel5-6 September 2007Tania ZaroubiSenior ICT Project ManagerOffice of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)
2 PPP and the Government“Public-private Partnerships” (PPP) refers to the contractual agreements formed between a public agency and private sector entity that allow for greater private sector participation in the delivery of public sector projects.
3 Government Responsibility The government should take innovative measures and undertake necessary actions to ensure collaboration betweenPublic SectorandPrivate Sector
4 Governments Support PPP Because it potentially offers the following:Reduced upfront financial costs for the service delivery.Improved service delivery, by reducing the time and effort.Access to the best technical and management skills from both public and private sectors.
5 Acquiring Responsibilities RolesThe traditional roles of the public and private sectors are changing in the knowledge society.Governments are increasingly playing the role ofFacilitatorrather than the service provider; andCompanies within the private sector are not just striving for profits, butAcquiring Responsibilitiesof a Social Nature.
6 PPPPPP can cover many sectors:ICT and e-Government
7 E-Government in Lebanon The e-government vision for Lebanon centers around the attainment of a number of strategic objectives based on citizen and business-centric approaches.
9 JustificationsAccording to OECD (2004) there are many justifications for the need of PPP in the E-government implementation, these justifications are:Partnership can free public administrations to allow a focus on core policy and business issues, and private partner sector takes over ICT production issues.Partnership can help reduce risk by a formal assessment of solutions available in the market.Partnership can help E-government to improve their own services, and putting services online within the private sector.Partnership enables the private sector to acquire knowledge of the structure and functioning of the public sector, and thereby improved specific government oriented solutions.
10 PPP in the Government of Lebanon PPP manifests itself in the following:Policy and StrategyICT ProjectsInfrastructurePortalsEducationCooperationOther
13 World Summit on the Information Society PartnershipMOTMOETOMSARPCAAcademiaNGOsBanking Sector (Arab Bank, BLC,Byblos, Credit Libanais, Banque Med,Saradar, Fransabank)Strategy DocumentsLebanon Information Society Paper ( )Lebanon Information Society Action Plan (2003 – 2010)Designing with the private sector the Lebanese Pavilion , the contents and design of the brochure to be distributed during the summit, the CD-ROM to contain all national papers for Lebanon and to be part of the brochure, and the multimedia promotion to be shown throughout the ICT4D exhibition
14 Five Websites Partnership Websites Talal Abou Ghazali OMSAR Ministry of Education and Higher EducationMinistry of Public WorksMinistry of Finance (Cadastre)Ministry of LaborENA
15 Community Access Centers Involves the creation of ten new community access centers in various parts of Lebanon, in collaboration with local municipalities and the Ministry of Social Affairs. These centers will provide ICT training courses as well as low cost Internet access to Lebanese citizens.PartnershipMinistry of Social AffairsUNDPOMSARMicrosoftLocationsRmeichMazboudHammanaAyounHoueichRachayaHermelBourj HammoudSeir DenneyeJbeil
16 SchoolNet Pilot Deployment (Distribution of 24 public schools) BeirutRene MouawadFakhir AldeenAshrafieh AoulaNoor MoghaizalNorthAl-Hadadeen (G)Al-Hadadeen (B)ChekkahZaghartaBekaaZahleh (B)Jeb JaneenBaalbeck (G)Housh Al-omaraSouthTyre (B)Sidon AoulaSidon (B)MaghdouchiMount LibanAl-Jdedit (G)AllehAl-ghoubairaShiheemNabatiyyeNabatiyye (G)Hassan Al-SabahJebsheetMarjaounInterconnects all public and private schools and available libraries together with the Ministry of National Education over a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure with a gateway to the global internet and supported by the latest information and communications technologies.Internet
17 PC4ALLPartnershipMinistry of EducationPCAOMSARBanking SectorCompany was formed in 2005 – NATIONAL PCBrand Name – UNITYCost - ~$500Hardware/Software/Training/InternetTo transform a highly literate Lebanese Society to an exemplary Digital Information Society within a period of 5 years through the provision of an affordable Personal Computer Pack to citizens, to be paid in easy single monthly installments over 2 to 3 years.
18 PICTAPartnership22 September 2006LocationsNabatiyehHasbayyahBurj Al BarajnehQanaBent JbeilMarjeyounBaalbeckBatrounSibilEinAlma Al ShaabShmastarPCA ICT Academy (PICTA) are fully equipped and staffed training and technology centers to help local community members to connect with loved ones in Lebanon and around the World, train young people to develop their ICT skills and thus open up potential job prospects, and to enhance the lives of whole communities through access to the latest communications technology.
19 Citizen EnterprisePartnershipOMSARPrivate SectorCitizen Enterprise"L’Affichage Picasso" which put at the disposal of OMSAR five thousand billboards to be used in campaigns for promotion of citizenship concepts and citizen - state relationTeam International which developed training programs tailored to meet the requirements and goals for developing the public sector.“Raidi” printhouse which contributed printing 17,000 copies of the booklet on the "Code of Conduct for Civil Servants in the public Sector”, in addition to 2,000 posters.“Chemaly and Chemaly” printhouse which contributed printing 10 thousand copies of the "Employee Guide" and 10 thousand cards for the Central Office for Administrative Information.A dedicated enterprise concerned with sustained development through allocating part of its resources for development projects. It takes into consideration the political, legal and social affairs of the citizen, based on sound social and environmental criteria and principles of ethics and transparency.
20 Ministry of Education and Higher Education Implementation of the project Partners in Learning (PIL) in collaboration with Microsoft and Eduware Data SystemEquipping 16 resource centers in collaboration with CISCO and Harriri Foundation, in order to train teachers at public schools on the basic use of computers (computer literacy)Renewal and upgrading of the Microsoft Academic Agreement which ensures the provision of latest Microsoft operating system releases and other Microsoft basic products (e.g. Microsoft Office, Exchange server and other)Implementation of the project Pearls Microsoft which aims to train teachers on the basic uses of the computer as an educational tool, in collaboration with IntelBuilding capacity of the educational consulate in collaboration with Hariri Foundation and the World Links
21 PPP at the Institute of Finance 3 types of public private partnerships:Joint Consultative CommitteesPartnerships on learningProblem-solving partnershipsObjectives:Promoting dialogue among the private and public sectorsNetworkingSharing of expertise
22 Joint Consultative Committees What is it?A Forum bringing together representatives from the Lebanese private sector (known as the Lebanese Economic Instances) and the Ministry of Finance;Launched in 1999; Relaunched in September 2005.What are the Objectives?Improving the relationship between taxpayers and the financial and customs administrations;Simplifying existing administrative procedures;Promoting investment in the private sector.Achievements?In March 2006, 56 of the 84 suggestions were implemented by the Lebanese Government and in particular by the Ministry of Finance.ج-1- مساندة وزارة المالية في جهودها للتواصل مع القطاع الخاصتميّز العام 2006 بإعادة إحياء لجان التشاور المشتركة مع القطاع الخاص والتي كانت قد توقفت طوال السنوات الماضية وذلك بهدف إشراك هذا القطاع في تحديث الإدارة المالية. وقد لعب المعهد دور أمانة السر لهذه اللجان ونظم الاجتماعات التي ترأسها وزير المالية مع الهيئات الاقتصادية ونقابات المهن الحرة.وقد تمكنت لجنة التشاور مع الهيئات الاقتصادية من البحث في 84 موضوعاً واقتراحاً لتحسين نوعية الخدمة في وزارة المالية. وبُت بنتيجة هذه اللقاءات 56 موضوعاً (66 %)، وأحيل 14 منهم (17 %) إلى الجهات المعنية، ولم يؤخذ ب14 اقتراحاً (17 %).وفي الإطار نفسه، قام وزير المالية بمناقشة مشروع قانون تحديث وتبسيط قانون الإجراءات الضريبية وأسبابه الموجبة مع هذه الهيئات.كما تم تنظيم لقاءات عدة للبحث في سبل ترشيد الإنفاق في الوزارات والإدارات والمؤسسات العامة والمجالس والصناديق.
23 Partnerships in Learning Memorandum of Understanding signed with:The Lebanese Association of Banks;SGBLThe Institute of Political Sciences - USJObjectives of the agreements:Joint Dissemination and learning activities via Conferences, workshops and other venues;Sharing of learning material;Exchange of trainers and trainees;Exchange and dissemination of publications of common interest.
24 Problem-solving Partnerships Memorandum of Understanding signed with:The Lebanese Association of Certified Public Accountants (LACPA)Objectives of the agreement:Discussing recent issues in taxation;Awareness and problem-solving.Activities for 2007:Workshop on stamp duty;Workshop on VAT;Workshop on the Reformed Structure of the Mount Lebanon MoF Office;Workshop on fiscal procedures of off-shores and holdings;Workshop on Build Property tax.البند الأول:لقد تمّ الاتفاق بين الفريقين على تعزيز التعاون وتبادل الخبرات في مجالات التدريب وتنظيم اللقاءات وورش العمل والمؤتمرات في المواضيع ذات الاهتمامات المشتركة الآتية:التعاون في تحضير مناهج وبرامج التدريب في مجال اهتمام الفريقين،تبادل المدربين والمتدربين،تنظيم المؤتمرات والندوات التي تتناول مواضيع واهتمامات الفريقين،تبادل المنشورات والمعلومات،الإعلام عن أنشطة الفريقين والترويج لها،تنظيم لقاءات دورية بين المسؤولين في الفريقين،إعداد وتبادل الدراسات والأبحاث في المواضيع الاقتصادية والمالية،العمل على وضع برامج تعليمية مشتركة تؤدي إلى إصدار ديبلوم أو شهادات اختصاص وفقاً لبرامج تفصيلية ملحقة بهذا الاتفاق.
25 Ministry of Telecommunication PartnershipMOT and OGEROISP and DSPs (Data service Providers)Through:Colocation (allow private sector to locate equipment in Public premises)Unbundling of Local Loop (private sector can use the local loop in delivering DSL service to end-user)
26 Recommendations PPP in the Lebanese Government is to be: Promoted Mechanism to be introducedFacilitatedRaising Awareness
27 Thank You Tania Zaroubi Senior ICT Project Manager Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR)