Lebanon crisis among world's worst since 1850s: World Bank
The report predicts that Lebanon's economy will shrink by close to 10 percent in 2021 and stresses there is "no clear turning point in the horizon".
Lebanon defaulted on its debt last year, the currency lost around 85 percent of its value and poverty is devastating a country once seen as a beacon of prosperity in the region.
The complete meltdown of Lebanon's economy during the past 18 months is widely blamed on corruption and mismanagement by the country's hereditary political elite.
"Policy responses by Lebanon's leadership to these challenges have been highly inadequate," the report says.
"The increasingly dire socio-economic conditions risk systemic national failings with regional and potentially global effects," the World Bank said.
The International Monetary Fund has offered assistance but the country's political barons have failed to even form a government that could deliver the reforms on which foreign aid is conditioned.
"Subject to extraordinarily high uncertainty, real GDP is projected to contract by a further 9.5 percent in 2021," said the World Bank, dashing any hopes of a quick recovery.
According to the monetary institution, the economy contracted by 6.7 percent in 2019 and 20.3 percent in 2020.
The solutions the Lebanese authorities have so far opted for to ease the financial crisis have placed much of the burden on small depositors.
The report warned of "potential triggers to social unrest" in a country with a history of conflict and instability.
"The increasingly dire socio-economic conditions risk systemic national failings with regional and potentially global effects," it said.
The bankrupt state is unable to settle many of its bills and Lebanon's own energy minister, Raymond Ghajar, has warned that electricity supply was becoming critical and that the country could be plunged into total darkness by June's end.
"The sharp deterioration in basic services would have long-term implications: mass migration, loss of learning, poor health outcomes, lack of adequate safety nets, among others," the report said.
Some teachers in Lebanon are now earning the equivalent of less than $200 monthly, doctors are increasingly looking for work abroad and many students can no longer afford university tuition.