" The Lebanese e-government strategy document was presented by the Minister of State for Administrative Reform to the Council of Ministers for consideration in 2002 (http://msib.omsar.gov.lb/NR/rdonlyres/18777CBC-B087-427A-88F8-77258528B827/104/eGov_Strategy_Full_Version_En.pdf). The minister who presented the strategy at the time failed to make its adoption, full scale or partial, a reality. Many administrations have come and gone since. Some admin reform ministers have made the effort to revive the strategy but none have been successful so far. The reasons behind the lack of interest in this strategy remain, to this day, unclear.
This is not to say that e-government initiatives in Lebanon are non-existent. Many government institutions have taken steps towards improving internal administration processes as well as delivery to citizens and businesses. Most of these initiatives, however, do not articulate a centrally defined e-government strategy. Some may articulate an institutional-level strategy, as opposed to a government-wide strategy, but these remain rare. Examples include ICT master plans that were created by the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR) for the National Social Security Fund, the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Internal Security Forces, the Ministry of Public Health and others. These ICT master plans are at various stages of implementation; none is fully implemented. All have a clearly defined policy of a transparent and quick delivery of services to the citizen (the definition of citizen includes businesses).