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
Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) 2018

The Arab region continues to manage uncertainties on its path towards an inclusive and sustainable growth trajectory: geopolitical tensions persist, and global interest rates have soared. The... [read more]

Socio-Economic Rights Base Economic Development, Anti-Discrimination, Gender
Arab Governance Report III: Institutional Development in Post-conflict Settings United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) 2018

The third edition of the Arab Governance Report introduces post-war best practices from international and regional experiences. It suggests strategies and policies for Libya and Yemen that focus... [read more]

History of Conflicts and Political Violence Recovery & Reconstruction, Conflict Resolution
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
ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) 2018

Since 2005, several global processes have called for an integrated approach to climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Calls to pursue this integration were intensified... [read more]

Environment & Ecology
Assessing Arab Economic Integration: Trade in Services as a Driver of Growth and Development United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) 2018

Economic integration is an important means to generate income and employment, to boost investment and to spur structural transformation toward more diversified and broad-based economic models.... [read more]

Economic Development
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
National Workshop on Gender-Related Laws, Policies and Practices in Lebanon United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) 2018

UNFPA on behalf of UNDP and UN Women organized a national workshop on gender-related laws, policies and practices in Lebanon, which was held in Beirut on the 7th and 8th of August, 2018. At the... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Domestic & Personal Violence, Anti-Discrimination, Legal Issues, Gender