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
Caring is Work: Meeting Social Care Needs in Lebanon Mediterranean Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute 2009

The evolution of economic incentives and social norms in Lebanon has created new challenges for women to balance work and family life. Underlying dynamics include changes in the demographic... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Social & Cultural Development, Migrant Workers, Gender
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
Lebanon: Looking Ahead in Times of Crises Oxfam 2015

This paper draws on Oxfam research among refugees and host communities in Lebanon in 2015 and aims to contribute to an urgent discussion of both interim and longer term solutions to address... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Refugees, Quality of Life
Against Wind and Tides: A Review of the Status of Women and Gender Equality in the Arab Region United Nations 2016

This study was undertaken by the Center for Women (ECW) at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in the context of a regional programme to review progress... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Gender, Human Rights & Protection
Local engagement with armed groups in the midst of violence Conciliation Resources 2015

This second Accord Insight looks at how local actors organise to enter into dialogue with armed groups and challenge their use of violence. Case studies from Syria, Colombia, northern Uganda and... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Conflict Resolution
The balance-sheet of conflict: criminal revenues and warlords in Syria 2015

The conflict in Syria is forging new forms of territorial control, and a political economy that is not unlike the patronage system that was previously fostered by the ruling Ba’ath party. As a... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Conflict Resolution
The Syrian crisis and its impact on Lebanon – A conflict analysis 2015

The present report analyses the impact of the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis on Lebanon and Lebanese host communities. This brief analysis presents the main conflict issues and trends, and the... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Relief Services, Refugees
A Step towards Justice: Current accountability options for crimes under international law committed in Syria 2016

This report aims to evaluate current accountability options by looking at the feasibility and potential impacts of each option. Analysis of the existing options helps shed light on whether it may... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Conflict Resolution

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