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.
Dossiers are sub-libraries specific to certain events or themes
Cover Title Publisher(s) Publishing Year Synopsis Dossier Theme
Global Education Digest 2010 - Comparing Education Statistics Across the World UNESCO Institute for Statistics 2010

This edition of the Global Education Digest (GED) explores the changing patterns in gender and schooling throughout the formal education system – from primary to tertiary education levels. The... [read more]

Policy Interventions, Education, Gender
Life in the Gaza Strip six weeks after the armed conflict 27 Dec 2008-17 Jan 2009 Evidence from a household sample survey - A summary Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies 2009

This multi-topic household sample survey was implemented to collect data to document the living conditions in the Gaza Strip in the wake of Israel’s assault on 27 December and the ensuing armed... [read more]

Relief Services, Recovery & Reconstruction
The Gaza strip: A Humanitarian Implosion coalition of Amnesty International UK, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, CAFOD, Medecins du Monde UK, Oxfam, Save the Children UK and Trocaire 2008

The situation for 1.5 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is worse now than it has ever been since the start of the Israeli military occupation in 1967. The current situation in Gaza is man-... [read more]

Social & Cultural Development, Economic Development, Human Rights & Protection
Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon NA 2008

An overview of the state of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon throughout history, that covers the political make up of the refugee camps, the impact of the July 2006 war on the Palestinian refugees... [read more]

Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Refugees
Challenges of Engaging Young People in Civil Society through NGO Trainings in Lebanon Action Aid Denmark 2010

NGOs conduct trainings of young people in Lebanon to ‘engage them in civil society’. This should be understood as providing young people with skills and motivation to ’organize, advocate and act... [read more]

Youth, Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Civil Society Development
Examining Inclusion: Disability and Community Driven Development The World Bank 2005

This note discusses the varied strategies adopted by CDD (Community Driven Development) programs to ensure the inclusion of disabled people. It is based on five case studies, which represent a... [read more]

Policy Interventions, Disability & Special Needs, Anti-Discrimination
Disability and Development: Is The Rights Model of Disability Valid in The Arab Region? An Evidence-Based Field Survey in Lebanon and Jordan Syria Regional Refugee Response 2008

This paper reviews the process and outcome of constructing a “rights model of disability” which is culturally specific to Jordan and Lebanon. The objective of the empirical part was, to survey the... [read more]

Disability & Special Needs, Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Anti-Discrimination, Human Rights & Protection
The Process of Social Exclusion: The Dynamics of An Evolving Concept Brown University - Department of Sociology 2007

Most theorists maintain that social exclusion is a process, not only the condition reflecting the outcome of that process. Yet few, if any, people ever reach the ultimate end of the imagined... [read more]

Quality of Life, Social & Cultural Development, Economic Development
Child Rights Situation Analysis: Lebanon Save the Children - Sweden 2008

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified international convention, confirming the commitment of the international community and governments around the world to the... [read more]

Youth, Child Rights
Women's Rights and Democracy in The Arab World Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2004

The popularity of the women’s rights cause and its obvious intrinsic merit have unfortunately generated many facile assumptions and much confusion about the conditions of women in the Middle East... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Gender