Last updated: 11/6/2021

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area

Programme Details

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>.
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>.

Targeting and egiblity

Targeting methods
Universal
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Universal

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Subsidised prices
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>.