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
Study for a Viable Framework for Livelihood and Social Enterprise Projects in Bar Elias in the Bekaa Basmeh & Zeitooneh 2018

This report presents the findings of the labour market study in Bar Elias and the Bekaa, focusing on the labour activities, initiatives, and aspirations of current B&Z beneficiaries and Syrian... [read more]

Socio-Economic Rights Base Refugees, Livelihoods & Labour Rights
Field Diagnosis: Prostitution and Trafficking in Women in the Eastern Suburbs of Beirut Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation (EMWF), European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) 2017

Lebanon provides a refuge for many women and teenagers driven away from neighbouring countries by wars and conflicts, as well as some who have come from other countries seeking better economic... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Refugees, Gender
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
Migration and Economic Empowerment of Women in Lebanon Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation (EMWF) 2017

With globalisation, the mobility of people has grown, and women are essential actors in this migratory phenomenon. This article focuses on the role of women in migration and the role of migration... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Gender Equity Network Economic Development, Gender
Women's Political Participation in Lebanon: Perspectives from Mount-Lebanon Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation (EMWF), European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) 2017

Although Lebanon is sometimes considered as the only democratic country in the Arab region with a free political environment and electoral system, the situation of women has not been... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Gender
Local Politics and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Exploring Responses in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan Refugee Studies Centre 2017

Refugee protection is inherently political. While international law and values inevitably influence governments’ decisions about how to respond to refugees, so too do power and interests. Host and... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Policy Interventions
Health Status and Health Needs of Older Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Strong et al. Conflict and Health 2015

This study sought to characterize the physical and emotional conditions, dietary habits,... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Health
The Refugee Crisis in Lebanon and Jordan: The Need for Economic Development Spending Forced Migration Review (FMR) 2014

The entry of Syrian refugees into Lebanon and Jordan has resulted in unprecedented social and economic challenges to both countries. These are felt on a day-to-day basis by all Lebanese and... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Economic Development, Humanitarian Financing & Resources
Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon: A Snapshot from Summer 2013 The Institute for the Study of International Migration, The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies 2013

This report points out a number of salient issues that should be further addressed by... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Conflict Resolution