Programme objectives
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
1971
References
Araar, A., N. Choueiri, and P. Verme. 2015. “The Quest for Subsidy Reforms in Libya.” Policy Research Working Paper 7225. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 25 September 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/ en/344571467980552949/pdf/WPS7225.pdf>.
Programme components
Food, fuel and electricity subsidies; in 2015 a lack of funds led to a de facto removal of food subsidies)
References
Araar, A., N. Choueiri, and P. Verme. 2015. “The Quest for Subsidy Reforms in Libya.” Policy Research Working Paper 7225. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 25 September 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/ en/344571467980552949/pdf/WPS7225.pdf>.
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Universal
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Universal
Eligibility criteria
 
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Subsidised prices
Amount of benefits
 
Payment/delivery frequency
 
Benefit delivery mechanism
Subsidised food products are made available in fixed per capita quantities at cooperatives throughout the country, except for subsidised flour used to bake bread, which is distributed to bakeries directly
References
Araar, A., N. Choueiri, and P. Verme. 2015. “The Quest for Subsidy Reforms in Libya.” Policy Research Working Paper 7225. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 25 September 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/ en/344571467980552949/pdf/WPS7225.pdf>.
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
 
Programme expenditure
12.5 per cent of GDP (without food subsidies) in 2016
References
World Bank. 2017. Libya’s Economic Outlook—April 2017. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 25 September 2017. <http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/libya/publication/economic-outlook-april-2017>.
Institutions and agencies involved
Ministry of Economy; National Oil Corporation, under the authority of the Ministry of Oil
References
Araar, A., N. Choueiri, and P. Verme. 2015. “The Quest for Subsidy Reforms in Libya.” Policy Research Working Paper 7225. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 25 September 2017. <http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/ en/344571467980552949/pdf/WPS7225.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group