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
“Out with the old, in with the new”? A Portrait of a Torn Generation in the Making Generation What 2019

Youths in Lebanon have generally been studied through the lens of emigration and unemployment. While this literature offers interesting insights, it fails to capture this segment of the population... [read more]

A Practical Guide for Civil Society Organisations in Lebanon towards Proposal Writing Lebanon Support 2018

This guide provides you with the tools needed to facilitate the proposal writing process and securing funds, by explaining the criteria upon which most donors base their decisions to provide... [read more]

Civil Society Observatory Civil Society Development, Humanitarian Financing & Resources
Breaking the political glass ceiling: Enhancing women's political participation in Lebanon Lebanon Support 2018

This policy brief was developed based on an in-depth report titled Women’s Political Participation: Exclusion and Reproduction of... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Gender
Women’s Political Participation: Exclusion and Reproduction of Social Roles Case Studies from Lebanon Lebanon Support 2018
This study seeks to expand understanding of women’s participation in the Lebanese political system – a system founded on confessionalism, political familism, clientelism, and other factors... [read more]
Gender Equity Network Gender
Legal and Policy Framework of Migration Governance RESPOND 2018

This report aims to provide a contextual understanding of migration governance in the Lebanese context, as well as its implications for refugees and migrants. Towards this end, this report... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Legal Issues
Civil Society Review issue 3 - Unraveling “Civil Society:” Policy, Dependency Networks, and Tamed Discontent. Reflections from Lebanon and Palestine - preview Lebanon Support 2018

The articles gathered in this issue of the Civil Society Review offer insights, based on case studies, into the transformation of the “associative sector” in Lebanon, a sector generally... [read more]

Civil Society Observatory Public Sector Development, Civil Society Development
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, Civil Society Observatory Refugees, Mental Health & Psychosocial