Ihya Libya Vision 2023 will be implemented in two successive phases. The first phase covering 2018–2019 will focus on stabilization and reconstruction through national and local dialogue and reconciliation in parallel with pursuing priority economic, human development, and public sector reforms.

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Addressing Key Constraints to Progress

The second phase covering 2020-2023 will focus on sustainable growth by developing a consistent approach to managing ongoing conflicts, private sector development, investing in large-scale infrastructure programs, and structural reforms to ensure an accountable, merit based, performance-oriented public sector.

Transformation projects, which are large-scale initiatives intended to catalyze transformative change, support the operationalization of Ihya Libya Vision 2023. These projects will be pursued in a phased approach to fundamentally transform the country by 2023. While previous government efforts provide a base to build on, transformation projects will go further by specifically focusing on key constraints that need to be overcome for a stable, democratic, prosperous Libya. Based on our nation building experience so far, critical lessons have been learned, and there are ongoing government initiatives which deserve continued support. However, transformation projects are aimed at activating a paradigm shift from stabilization and reconstruction to recovery and growth.

Ihya Libya Vision 2023 defines broad outcomes for the country as a whole which provide a framework for national strategies and implementation plans. In collaboration with key stakeholders, detailed strategic and operational plans for 2018-2019 articulating specific goals, strategies, and performance targets will be developed. At an appropriate stage, another plan covering 2020-2023 will be produced.

Transformation Stages

Libya Now

  • Libyans unable to live their lives, earn a living, and raise families in peace
  • Lack of institutions, trained personnel, and legal frameworks prevent the rule of law
  • Armed conflict, assassinations, and attacks on property

  • Government entities dominate the economy with low private sector involvement
  • High dependence on the hydrocarbon sector resulting in fiscal uncertainty
  • Poor and decaying infrastructure which limits economic growth

  • Education systems not producing skills required by labor market
  • Poor access to quality healthcare
  • Poor quality of life due to haphazard planning at the national and local level

  • Limited access to essential public services and poor quality service provision
  • Unclear and nontransparent mechanisms for public spending with arbitrary budgeting mechanisms
  • Democratic processes unclear

2018 – 2019: Stabilization & Reconstruction

  • Security sector reform that prioritizes the development and implementation of policies
  • Fundamental rights guaranteed by law and defended by state institutions
  • Link between adherence to peace and involvement in the body politic established

  • Public-private partnerships established in key sectors with potential for employment creation
  • Fiscal policy measures in place to limit budget volatility
  • Key infrastructure rehabilitated and regional disparities addressed

  • Key barriers to achieving quality education addressed
  • Improved service delivery in existing healthcare facilities
  • Enhanced standard of living due to expanded community support mechanisms

  • Local government entities have the necessary mandate and tools to provide essential services
  • Oversight mechanisms for transparency and accountability in place
  • Checks and balances in place to ensure democratic processes are protected

2020 – 2023: Recovery & Growth

  • Security forces under a unified command with oversight by civilian authorities
  • Transparent, accountable judicial systems that respect human rights and freedoms
  • Mechanisms in place to proactively manage and contain conflicts

  • Key constraints to private sector development assessed and addressed
  • Framework for governing public finances linked to development planning
  • Resource mobilization for national and municipal infrastructure projects secured through institutional financing and capital markets

  • Labor market needs to be linked to the education system
  • Healthcare system more responsive to local needs and universal insurance in place
  • Prosperous communities that are in harmony with the natural environment and supportive of the most vulnerable

  • Customer-oriented service delivery at the national and municipal levels
  • An accountable, merit-based, performance-oriented public sector
  • Expanded involvement of citizens, civil society, and independent media in the democratic process

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Why 2023?

There are several visioning exercises taking place in Libya now. While all of these efforts agree on the need to envision future possibilities and to advance the necessary actions.

Consultation Process

Ihya Libya Vision 2023 was developed by a working group of Libyan citizens that includes  experts from several fields of importance to progress to Libya’s development.

Implementation

Effective realization of Ihya Libya Vision 2023 hinges on its implementation, this vision advances a framework and broad strategies within which a national strategy will be developed.