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
Resilience in the Face of Crisis: Rooting Resilience in the Realities of the Lebanese Experience International Alert 2015

Since 2011, Lebanon has seen a huge influx of refugees fleeing the violence in Syria and currently hosts the biggest number of Syrian refugees in the world. Faced with waves of violence,... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Quality of Life
Engaging Municipalities in the Response to the Syria Refugee Crisis in Lebanon Mercy Corps 2014

The population shift from Syria, as a result of the Syrian Crisis, is causing enormous pressure on host communities and exacerbating instability factors. In an in-depth assessments in 12... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Policy Interventions
Drivers of Instability, Conflict and Radicalization: A Snapshot From Akker 2016

The influence of terrorist groups operating on the Lebanese-Syrian border, Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria, and the increasing sense of humiliation and powerlessness amongst Sunnis since... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Safety & Security
Lebanese Communities Hosting Syrian Refugees 2014

REACH undertook an assessment of host community needs in Akkar Governorate, one of Lebanon’s most underdeveloped regions. With approximately one-third of the population of Akkar consisting of... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Quality of Life
Lebanon: Looking Ahead in Times of Crisis: Taking Stock of the Present to Urgently Build Sustainable Options for the Future Oxfam 2015

Considerable analysis has been undertaken to date on the challenges and impacts on and of Syrian refugees in Lebanon – including by Oxfam – but the bulk of this analysis is seen through the lens... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Quality of Life
How People Talk About the Lebanon Wars: A Study of the Perceptions and Expectations of Residents in Greater Beirut International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) 2014

This report examines variations in wartime experiences and the attitudes of residents in Greater Beirut regarding measures to confront Lebanon’s legacy of political violence. It documents how... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Recovery & Reconstruction, Conflict Resolution
Social Cohesion and Intergroup Relations: Syrian Refugees and Lebanese Nationals in the Bekaa and Akkar Save The Children 2014

This report focuses on Save the Children’s Casual Labour Initiative (CLI) and its impact on intercommunity social cohesion. It aims to 1) evaluate the CLI project design and implementation, assess... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Safety & Security
The Social Stability Context in the Nabatieh & Bint Jbeil Qazas United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2016

This report presents a brief analysis of the social stability context in the Qazas of Nabatieh and Bint Jbeil in the Nabatieh governorate, a sparsely populated religiously and politically... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Safety & Security, Human Rights & Protection
Stabilization & Resilience In Protracted, Politically-Induced Emergencies: A Case Study Exploration of Lebanon 2016

The concept of resilience offers a framework that facilitates cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary dialogue and pushes us to examine systems that influence complex situations. To date,... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Recovery & Reconstruction, Policy Interventions
Things Fall Apart: Political, Economic and Social Instability in Lebanon Mercy Corps 2013

In April 2013, Mercy Corps undertook a country-wide assessment to examine the interplay between economic fragility and societal stability in Lebanon. The purpose was to identify the pathways... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Safety & Security