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"He will always be remembered for his dedication to the people of Lebanon, for his success as a statesman and a businessman, for his great achievements in the reconstruction of Lebanon after a long and ugly conflict, and for his courage and directness in public and in private," said former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.Ten years after his death, Hariri remains a symbol of unity for many Lebanese. Hariri helped Lebanon reclaim a place on the world map – much bigger than its physical size.In terms of economic performance, international reputation and security conditions, it's clear that a Lebanon that was just exiting a 15-year Civil War had a considerably brighter future than today.The criteria, which are chosen to reflect Lebanon's problems, are: stability over three years; citizens' personal security; government control over territory; capacity to resist foreign influence; rule of law; quality of political leadership; freedom of speech; cultural and religious tolerance; efficiency of civil society; limiting corruption; confidence in public institutions; economic transparency; and sovereign debt settlement record.
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