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
Perspectives On The Digital Economy In The Arab Region The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UNESCWA) 2017

The study aimed to raise awareness on the Digital Economy in the Arab region and its contribution to Sustainable Development. Digital Economy is a concept characterizing a situation where... [read more]

Economic Development, Education
Transport and Connectivity to Global Value Chains: Illustrations from the Arab Region United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) 2017

This report explores the impact of transport... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Science & Technology, Transportation, Economic Development
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
Limited Legal Status for Refugees from Syria in Lebanon Forced Migration Review (FMR) 2014
Having limited legal status has direct negative consequences for Syrian refugees’ access to protection and assistance during their stay in Lebanon. Limited legal status also increases the... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Human Rights & Protection
The Legal Status of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs 2016

In October 2014, Lebanon’s Council of Ministers adopted a comprehensive policy on Syrian displacement, one explicit goal of which is to decrease the number of Syrians in Lebanon by reducing access... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Human Rights & Protection