this not the reason why this study has been requested. there is currently no plan in place for long and medium term economic development, and the plan is needed ahead of the paris convention where low interest loans will be made available for specific projects. many countries will not offer any help without a proper plan, and some of the supporting countries have actually communicated their desire for a such a plan.Consulting can not fix corruption. You do not need a consultant to know what is blocking the build up of new power plants. Why was this consulting contract given to McKinsey rather than Booz that has more insight into the Lebanese administration
Which friends is Mr Cedrus trying to please? What customers/connections/favors will they be doing to Cedrus after Mr Cedrus resume his work there?
the plan could have been developed locally, but resorting to an international firm will give it more credibility, not to mention that it won't be possible for the local evil doers to hinder its development. the 1.5 million dollars are properly invested.