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Lamia Moubayed Bissat (Born in 1967, Beirut) is a Lebanese public servant and advocate. She has been serving as President of the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan[1] since 2000. The institute was formerly a Franco-Lebanese cooperation project and is currently an autonomous public institution specialized in public financial management and state modernization[2] and operating within the Lebanese Ministry of Finance. In 2018, the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration[3] selected Lamia Moubayed Bissat among the 24 experts to guide members of CEPA on the agenda of 2030.

Early life and education[edit]

Lamia Moubayed Bissat was born on March 27, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon. Most of Moubayed’s childhood[4] was marked by the Lebanese Civil War, which she considers as one of the factors that shaped her professional life.

Passionate about the environment and agricultural development, Moubayed became co-founder and volunteer in 1991 of the first environmental non-governmental organization (NGO) in Lebanon, Green line. Moubayed is a strong advocate of gender equality and encourages dismantling all forms of legal, political and cultural discrimination against women in Lebanon and the Middle East and North African region. After the civil war, Moubayed's interest in public administration and public policy increased and shaped her future career.

Lamia Moubayed Bissat graduated with an engineering degree in agriculture from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1988. In 1990, Moubayed received her master's degree in Agricultural Economics and Development from the American University of Beirut (AUB). Eight years later, she joined l'Ecole Supérieure des Affaires in Beirut to pursue a master's in business administration (MBA). She then adopted a different path towards public administration and policy, with an emphasis on governance and capacity building. In 2011, Moubayed completed an executive course at Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2019, she completed a professional certificate in strategic policy planning at the International Center for Parliamentary Studies in the United Kingdom and became a member of the CMI Chartered Management Institute.

In an interview Me, Myself and Politics[5] prepared by Women in Front and Vital Voices, Moubayed explained that her source of inspiration throughout her youth was her mother, an activist with a strong commitment to equity and social justice, becoming a pivotal component of her civic commitment to society and her participatory political culture.

Moubayed is quadrilingual, mastering Arabic and French as her native languages, English and practices Italian.

Career[edit]

Lamia Moubayed became through her professional path an expert in sustainable governance and capacity building. In 1992, Moubayed began her career by joining as a researcher, the Consultation and Research Institute in Lebanon (CRI), a firm specialized in business consultation and quantitative and qualitative field studies regarding social and economic development in Lebanon and the MENA region.

In 1995, Lamia Moubayed joined the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) in Beirut as a program officer, contributing to the implementation of the national administrative reform plan (NARP). As project officer, Moubayed handled the Arab fund project[6] and contributed to the rehabilitation of public autonomous institutions.

In October 1998, Moubayed joined the United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office (UNRCO) in Beirut as program officer. She also contributed to projects led by UNICEF in Amman and the International Labor Organization (ILO) regional office for Arab States.  

In July 1999, Lamia Moubayed joined the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) under the jurisdiction of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). During her tenure at ESCWA, Lamia Moubayed designed a directory for support services and administration to SMEs in the ESCWA region and contributed to many publications at ESCWA.

In 2000, the French Ministry of Economy and Finance selected and appointed Lamia Moubayed Bissat to become head and director of the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan in Lebanon. The institute came to existence to serve as a bilateral cooperation between France and Lebanon[7]. Later on, Moubayed witnessed and led its transition from a bilateral initiative to become a financially and administratively autonomous public service agency within the Lebanese ministry of finance. Under Moubayed's leadership, the institute became a premier provider of high quality knowledge in public financial management and state modernization in Lebanon and the MENA region.

In 2015, Lamia Moubayed started teaching public management at the Institute of Political Sciences[8]  of Université Saint Joseph in Beirut (Sciences-Po).

On the 1st of January 2018, Lamia Moubayed was appointed by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a four-year term to serve as one of the twenty-four experts composing UNCEPA, a subsidiary body of ECOSOC. In this capacity, Moubayed evaluates candidacy to the United Nations Public Service Award[9].

Through the collaborations signed with foreign entities, Moubayed's integration in public administration has generated a positive impact on the public sector in Lebanon and in the region. One of Moubayed's missions was fostering the expertise and prowess of Lebanese civil servants for better serving the citizen[10]

Moubayed is a founding member of the GIFT-MENA[11] network of civil service training schools in the Middle East and North Africa, established in 2006 and currently based in Beirut. She also contributed to founding the MENAPAR[12] network of Researcher in public administration, currently based in Bahrain.

Moubayed's grand mission was to increase public access to information. She inaugurated at the institute a library[13] that includes more than twenty-three thousand references accessible to the public and initiated a series of citizen guides to increase awareness on public financial management issues and facilitate citizen transactions entitled "سلسلة التوعية المالية والضريبية".[14]

In an interview with Le commerce du Levant Lamia Moubayed highlighted that "stating that the responsibility to conduct or shape public governmental action is only restrained in the hands of the state and its bureaucracies has become obsolete. Today, civil society organizations and the private sector are equally accountable and involved in the process".[15] 

Moubayed is a strong proponent of gender equality and strives for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. In an interview with Executive Magazine, she explained that "it is important to understand that feminism coupled with empowering women does not come at the expense of men. Indeed, both are eminently required and recommended in order to produce an adequate outcome in a public institution".[16]

Memberships[edit]

Moubayed is a founding member of the GIFT-MENA network of civil service training schools in the Middle East and North Africa, established in 2006 and currently based in Beirut. She also contributed to founding the MENAPAR network of Researcher in public administration, currently based in Bahrain.

Starting 2016, Moubayed became the representative of Lebanon and MENA countries on the board of the “International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA)[17].

  • Founding member – Green line, 1991 – Present
  • Member – American University of Beirut (AUB) Alumni Association, 1996 – Present.
  • Member – Engineers and Architects Syndicate, 1996 – Present.
  • Member – Network for Innovators in Governance in the Mediterranean Region (INNOVMED), 2003 – Present.[18]
  • President and Founding Member – Governance Institutes Forum for Training-MENA (GIFT-MENA), 2006 – Present.
  • Chair – Governance of Public Finance component of OECD-MENA initiative, 2009 – Present.[19]
  • Founding member – Roads for Life "The Talal Kassem Fund for Post-Accident Care", 2011 – Present. [20]
  • Advisory Board Member – semi peer reviewed Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan Journal "ASSASIDDA", 2011 – Present.
  • Member – World Bank Group Regional Committee of Experts on Public Procurement, April 2013 – Present. [21]
  • Member – Roster of Experts of the MENA Transition Fund set up by Deauville Partnership, April 2013 – Present.
  • Founding member – Mena Public Administration Research group, established under the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), 2013 – Present.
  • Board member – International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), 2016 – Present.
  • Board member – United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration for a four-year term, nominated by Secretary General Antonio Guterres, January 2018 – Present.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Publications[edit]

  1. "L'Institut des Finances, 20 ans de cooperation administrative franco-libanaise", L. Moubayed[27].
  2. "Un réseau des écoles de la fonction publique en méditérranée peut-il servir l'agenda de la gouvernance publique?", L. Moubayed.[28]
  3. L’avenir de l’Action Publique: Regards croisées autour de la méditerranée”, L. Moubayed, V. Potier & AB. Yakhlef[29].
  4. From Government to Governance: How Will the Arab Region Meet the Goals of Sustainable Development in the Post 2015 Period?”.[30]
  5. “Building capacities in public financial management in a post-conflict country: A practice from the Ministry of Finance and the Institute of Finance of Lebanon”, I. Ghandour, S. Hatem, L. Moubayed Bissat & C. Rihan.[31]
  6. Lebanon’s Experiment with Installing Competitive Recruitment”, L. Moubayed Bissat, S. Hatem & C. Rihan.[32]
  7. Why Civil Service Reform is Inevitable in Times of Crisis”, L. Moubayed Bissat.[33]
  8. Budget at the core of Public Financial Management Reform”, L. Moubayed Bissat, Assadissa: Journal of Public Finance and State Building, December 2012.
  9. Introducing a Gender-Driven Approach to Performance Budgeting: Austria”, L. Moubayed Bissat & M. Bsaibes.[34]
  10. Introducing Gender based Budgets in the Lebanese Budget system, paper presented at the workshop on preparing Gender Based Budgets, organized by UN-ESCWA, 19 August 2011, Beirut.
  11. Measuring the Public Sector Wage Bill”, L. Moubayed Bissat & I. Ghandour.[35]
  12. Empowerment of Women towards Achieving Development Goals, paper presented at the International conference on Arab Women and Youth, organized by the Arab Planning Institute, 22-24 March 2010, Cairo-Egypt.
  13. Good Practice note on Capacity development in Public Financial management, OCDE-Working Party on Aid effectiveness and Donor Practices, 2004.
  14. The role of civil society in Rural Community Development: Two case studies from Lebanon”.[36]
  15. Rural Community Development through Strengthening Institution Building: Two Case Studies from Lebanon”.[37]
  16. Arab Women & Work: Review of Progress since Beijing”.[38]
  17. Common Country Assessment 1998 (CCA), Part I and Part II: Follow-up on Int’l Conferences”, prepared for the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Lebanon, December 1998.
  18. The Marketing of Agricultural Products in Lebanon” prepared for the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), E/ESCWA/AGR/1994/4.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan

GIFT-MENA

UNDESA - CEPA Members

Ministry of Finance in Lebanon

ADETEF

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "CEPA members 2018 - 2021". publicadministration.un.org. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
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  28. ^ "GIFT-MENA | Un réseau des écoles de la fonction publique en Méditérranée peut-il servir l'agenda de la gouvernance publique?". www.gift-mena.org. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  29. ^ Moubayed, Potier and Ben Yakhlef, Lamia, Vincent and Adel (September 26, 2016). L'avenir de l'action publique: Regards croisés autour de la méditerranée. France: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA FONCTION PUBLIQUE TERRITORIALE.
  30. ^ Moubayed, Lamia (March 20, 2015). "From Government to Governance: How Will the Arab Region Meet the Goals of Sustainable Development in the Post 2015 Period?" (PDF). United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia – via ESCWA.
  31. ^ Moubayed, Ghandour, Hatem, Rihan, Lamia, Ibrahim, Sabine, Carl (June 2014). "Building Capacities in Public Financial Management in a Post-Conflict Country: A practice from the Ministry of Finance and the Institute of Finance of Lebanon" (PDF). Institut des Finances - Ministry of Finance Lebanon: 39.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  32. ^ Moubayed, Hatem, Rihan, Lamia, Sabine, Carl (October 2013). "Lebanon's Experiment with Installing Competitive Recruitment". Assadissa: 48.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  33. ^ Moubayed, Lamia (October 2013). "Why Civil Service Reform in an Inevitable Choice in times of crisis". Assadissa: Journal of Public Finance and State Building: 9.
  34. ^ Moubayed and Bsaibes, Lamia and Maya (December 2012). "Introducing a Gender-Driven Approach to Performance Budgeting: Austria (Written in Arabic)". Assadissa: Journal of Public Finance and State Building: 8.
  35. ^ Moubayed, Lamia (December 2011). "Measuring the Public Sector Wage Bill" (PDF). Assadissa: Journal of Public Finance and State Building: 8.
  36. ^ Moubayed, Lamia (June 2002). "The Role of Civil Society in Rural Community Development: Two Case Studies from Lebanon". ESCWA: 25. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.115.2356.
  37. ^ Moubayed, Lamia (1999). "Rural community development through strengthening institution building : two case studies from Lebanon". Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
  38. ^ Moubayed, Lamia (1999). "ARAB WOMEN & WORK REVIEW OF PROGRESS SINCE BEIJING". International Labor Organization: 35.