Absence of transparency and embedded corruption are obstructing the much- needed reform in the Lebanese Power Sector. Evidence indicates that sporadic application of the Right to Access to Information law (ATI - law#28/2017) and absence of citizens’ engagement and awareness in the sector accelerates losses and delays change. In this project LTA is committed to achieve high levels of transparency and integrity in the power sector. The project is funded by The Enhancing Public Accountability and Trust in Lebanon (EPATL) within small grants program that is an initiative managed by ARK. It started in 2020 and is ongoing in 2021.
To achieve the expected impact, this project target supply and demand sides. The first, by pushing for the implementation of the Access to Information law in the power sector, through the publishing of a policy paper assessing “Transparency in the power sector”, sending Access to Information requests and a legal brief to the Ministry of Energy and Water outlining the necessity of applying ATI in the power sector. The second, through setting up a power sector open data platform for activists and the general public, building the capacity of 25 young Lebanese professionals on advocacy and challenges facing Electricity reform. The trainees will lead an online advocacy campaign promoting transparency in the power sector.