The Open Library Project

The Open Library Project is an online resource library with readily available reference books, reports, studies, guides and tools, and fact sheets relevant to civil society and civil society organisations’ work in Lebanon.

Cover Title Publisher(s) Publishing Year Synopsis Dossier Theme
Politics, Progress, and Parliament in 2018: Can Lebanese Women Make Headway? Lebanon Support 2018
Lebanon may witness a remarkable rise in the number of women serving in Parliament come May 2018 due to initiatives from women’s groups, “civil society” activists, and the substantial number of... [read more]
Gender Equity Network, Conflict Analysis Project Elections, Gender
Lebanon’s 2018 Elections: An Opportunity for “New” Political Actors? Lebanon Support 2018

For the first time in nine years the Lebanese political scene is mobilising for elections. Although little has changed in the overall makeup of Parliament, the 2018 parliamentary elections exhibit... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Elections
A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon towards Gender Mainstreaming (En-Ar) Lebanon Support 2017
This Gender Manual is a practical guide for civil society organisations in Lebanon that wish to enhance gender equity in their practices and policies. Far from being exhaustive, this manual... [read more]
Gender Equity Network Civil Society Development, Gender
Strategy Development for a Mental Health and Psychological support Knowledge Hub Lebanon Support, Arab Resource Collective (ARC) 2016

The objective of the report is to identify the psychosocial impact and needs of humanitarian actors working with refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, North Iraq and Palestine. The research... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Humanitarian Knowledge Base Refugees, Mental Health & Psychosocial
Tatimma Issue 3 Lebanon Support 2011

Conflicts, abuses, repression, and human rights violations always leave a bitter taste when proper mourning to achieve personal or communal healing is cutoff by indifference, and politics of... [read more]

History of Conflicts and Political Violence, Lebanon's Civil War (1975 - 1990) Right to information, Conflict Resolution
Tatimma Issue 2 Lebanon Support 2011

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of eight specific objectives for enhancing the human condition, including goals of poverty reduction and improvement in education, gender equality... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Civil Society Development
Nahr el-Bared Statistical Report 2009 Lebanon Support 2009

This report aims to provide statistical and analytical tools for the recovery community working in North Lebanon, specifically those working with the Nahr el-Bared displaced and returnee... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, The Nahr El-Bared War, Humanitarian Knowledge Base Refugees, Recovery & Reconstruction
Tatimma Issue 1 Lebanon Support 2010

This issue of Tatimma focuses on the question of civil rights and liberties in Lebanon. Whilst it is usually considered that civil freedoms in Lebanon are light-years ahead... [read more]

Women's rights and status, Gender Equity Network, Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Gender
Glocalizing humanitarian interventions in Lebanon: A reflexive look into innovative practices in times of crises. A compilation of papers Lebanon Support 2017

These papers have been published in the framework of Lebanon Support and Amel Association’s joint call for publications “... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Refugees, Civil Society Development
Civil Society Review issue 2 - Lebanese, refugee, and migrant women in Lebanon: From sociopolitical marginality to turnaround strategies (preview) Lebanon Support 2016

While women’s issues and rights have been at the forefront of public and civil society debate, academic, and activist publications, women’s inequalities and the discrimination women face in... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Gender Equity Network Gender
"A Shoulder to Lean On.” Towards Rights-Based Interventions and Policies for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. Lebanon Support 2016

This policy brief analyses the socio-political implications of the so-called October policies, and suggests legislative, political, and practical measures to improve the situation of Syrian... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Policy Interventions
Humanitarian Assistance in Lebanon: Overview, Challenges and Recommendations. Revisiting the Humanitarian System: The Call for Country Ownership in the Case of Lebanon. Lebanon Support 2016

The 2015 Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) Report highlights that in 2013, 147 countries received humanitarian assistance, with countries from the Arab region, particularly those affected by... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Civil Society Development
Access to Healthcare for Syrian Refugees. The Impact of Fragmented Service Provision on Syrians’ Daily Lives Lebanon Support 2016

This report aims to explore the fragmented organisation of healthcare services in Lebanon, for Syrian refugees. Although it is not an assessment of the Lebanese healthcare system, this report does... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Health
The Conflict Context in Tripoli: Chronic Neglect, Increased Poverty, & Leadership Crisis. Lebanon Support 2016

This report provides an analysis of the current political, social and economic dynamics in Tripoli, Lebanon. The analysis begins with a brief overview of Tripoli’s history in the 20th century and... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Quality of Life, Conflict Resolution
Syrian Refugees' Livelihoods. The Impact of Progressively Constrained Legislations and Increased Informality on Syrians’ Daily Lives. Lebanon Support 2016

This report examines both the historical development and current situation of Syrians working in Lebanon through the analysis of policies established and implemented by the Lebanese government.... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Socio-Economic Rights Base, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Livelihoods & Labour Rights
Formal Informality, Brokering Mechanisms, and Illegality. The Impact of the Lebanese State’s Policies on Syrian Refugees’ Daily Lives. Lebanon Support 2016

This report seeks to provide an overview of Lebanon’s current policy towards Syrian refugees, and to explore the new rules and regulations issued by General Security regarding the entry, residency... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Socio-Economic Rights Base, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees
Security That Protects: Informing Policy on Local Security Provision in Lebanese Communities Hosting Syrian Refugees Lebanon Support 2016

The purpose of this policy brief is to inform policy formulation on local level security provision and refugee protection, and to propose modalities for upgrading the sys- tems of the Lebanese... [read more]

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Safety & Security
Crisis & Control, (In)Formal Hybrid Security in Lebanon Lebanon Support 2016

This report aims to analyse how formal and informal security providers implement their respective social order agendas through a security “assemblage”. It also aims to inform the debate on refugee... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Safety & Security
The Basic Guidebook for Emerging Collectives, Cooperatives and NGOs in Lebanon (En-Ar) Lebanon Support 2016

This resource published within Lebanon Support's Humanitarian Knowledge Base, in partnership with the ... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Civil Society Development
The role of Community Based Organizations in preparing and responding to crisis in Lebanon, a qualitative study Lebanon Support 2016

This study explores the role of community-based organizations in preparing for and responding to crisis in Lebanon. While there has been considerable work conducted on preparedness, responsiveness... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Civil Society Development
Gender Dictionary: traveling concepts and local usages in Lebanon - قاموس الجندر: مفاهيم متنقّلة واستعمالاتها المحلية في لبنان Lebanon Support 2016

The Gender Dictionary, published by Lebanon Support, is a practical bilingual tool, based on multidisciplinary research and consultations with local gender actors (academics, experts,... [read more]

Women's rights and status, Gender Equity Network Gender
Overview of Gender Actors & Interventions in Lebanon - لمحة عامة عن الأطراف الفاعلة في مجال الجندر وتدخلاتها في لبنان Lebanon Support 2016

This report aims to present a general overview of the current local gender actors and their interventions... [read more]

Women's rights and status, Gender Equity Network Gender
The conflict context in Beirut: the social question, mobilisations cycles, and the city’s securitisation Lebanon Support 2015

This report provides an analysis of the history and current situation of the conflict context, actors and dynamics in Beirut, Lebanon. The report seeks to shed light on the main actors, topics of... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Conflict Resolution
Conflict Analysis Digest, August 2015: Politics of security, discourses of fear and economic fatigue: the conflict dynamics in Matn Lebanon Support 2015

This Conflict Analysis Digest is composed of:

I. Current conflict trends

1- Overview of mapped conflict incidents in Lebanon, with the villages where... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Conflict Resolution
Conflict Analysis Digest, May 2015: Spatial Fragmentation and rise in poverty. The conflict context in Saida Lebanon Support 2015

This Conflict Analysis Digest is composed of:

I. Current conflict trends

1- Overview... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Conflict Resolution
Civil Society Review issue 1 - Revisiting Inequalities in Lebanon: the case of the "Syrian refugee crisis" and gender dynamics Lebanon Support 2015

The objective of the Civil Society Review is to bring civil society practitioners, experts, activists, and researchers together to develop knowledge, as well as to innovate new tools and practices... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Civil Society Resources Refugees, Public Sector Development, Civil Society Development, LGBT & Sexual Rights, Gender
Between Local Patronage Relationships and Securitization: The Conflict Context in the Bekaa Region Lebanon Support 2015

This report provides an analytical summary of the conflict context in the Bekaa region of Lebanon, with a focus on the relationships between the Syrian de facto refugees and the... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Conflict Resolution
Mapping of The Lebanese 2009 Elections Lebanon Support 2010

This package includes 3 maps pertaining to Lebanon's 2009 elections: - "confessional-distrib": showing the confessional geographic distribution of Lebanon's population - "election-results":... [read more]

Elections
Mapping of Key Socio-Economic Indicators Lebanon Support 2011

Four maps showing poverty distribution, distribution of poor population per economic sector, education level of poor population, and average household size, across Lebanon.

Social & Cultural Development, Economic Development
Report on Psycho-social Support to Returnees and Communities Affected by War Lebanon Support 2006

This list is a compilation of activities that fall into the psycho-social support sector, showing the type of support, location, and partners.

The July, 2006 Israeli War on Lebanon Mental Health & Psychosocial
Mapping of Open Businesses in Nahr El Bared's Adjacent Area Lebanon Support 2009

Maps of businesses open in Nahr El Bared's adjacent area including food production businesses, construction and hardware industries, beauty and entertainment enterprises, and health, education and... [read more]

The Nahr El-Bared War Trade & Finance
2007 Project Distribution Across Lebanon Lebanon Support 2007

Maps showing the distribution of development projects in various fields including health, education, agriculture, etc.

Social & Cultural Development, Economic Development, Civil Society Development, Health, Agriculture & Rural Development
South Analysis - Compiled Report Lebanon Support 2008

The July war 2006, lasted 34 days, and led to the displacement of 915,762 (almost 25% of the Lebanese population) persons, relocating into public and private schools all over the country. With the... [read more]

The July, 2006 Israeli War on Lebanon Relief Services, Recovery & Reconstruction
Nahr El-Bared Statistical Report 2009 Lebanon Support 2009

This report aims to provide statistical and analytical tools for the recovery community working in North Lebanon, specifically those working with the Nahr El-Bared displaced and returnee... [read more]

The Nahr El-Bared War Recovery & Reconstruction, Internally Displaced Population
Mapping of Vulnerabilities in Lebanon Lebanon Support 2008

This Map Contains The Following Information Layers: - Political Layer displaying the electoral weight of each of the opposition and the loyalists in each of the electoral districts of the 2005... [read more]

Safety & Security, Economic Development, Elections