Often described as the hidden jewel of North Africa, 2011 saw Libya experience a seismic change as the country emerged from decades of dictatorship. Since then, the country has experienced further turmoil with civil war and Islamic extremism impacting large parts of the country.
While Libya is by no means “open for business” it is desperately trying to redefine its position with its Arab neighbours and the wider world. As the country seeks to rebuild its government, institutions and infrastructure, it will inevitably need the support and assistance of the outside world in order to make up for lost time and provide a safe and prosperous environment for its citizens.
Organisations wishing to help Libya on this difficult road will require an in-depth understanding of Libya and its people combined with the cross-cultural skill to successfully navigate the Libyan business environment.