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
Justice for Stability: Addressing the impact of mass displacement on Lebanon’s justice system International Alert 2017

This policy brief outlines options for strengthening rule of law in Lebanon to improve access to justice for both Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees. It discusses stopgap measures for the... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project Legal Issues
“We Can Never Go Back to How Things Were Before”: A Qualitative Study on War, Masculinities, and Gender Relations with Lebanese and Syrian Refugee Men and Women. ABAAD - Resource Center for Gender Equality 2017

“We Can Never Go Back to How Things were Before”* is a qualitative study carried out as a partner study to the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Gender Equity Network Refugees, Gender
Tatimma Issue 3 Lebanon Support 2011

Conflicts, abuses, repression, and human rights violations always leave a bitter taste when proper mourning to achieve personal or communal healing is cutoff by indifference, and politics of... [read more]

History of Conflicts and Political Violence, Lebanon's Civil War (1975 - 1990) Right to information, Conflict Resolution
Tatimma Issue 2 Lebanon Support 2011

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of eight specific objectives for enhancing the human condition, including goals of poverty reduction and improvement in education, gender equality... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Civil Society Development
Nahr el-Bared Statistical Report 2009 Lebanon Support 2009

This report aims to provide statistical and analytical tools for the recovery community working in North Lebanon, specifically those working with the Nahr el-Bared displaced and returnee... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, The Nahr El-Bared War, Humanitarian Knowledge Base Refugees, Recovery & Reconstruction
Tatimma Issue 1 Lebanon Support 2010

This issue of Tatimma focuses on the question of civil rights and liberties in Lebanon. Whilst it is usually considered that civil freedoms in Lebanon are light-years ahead... [read more]

Women's rights and status, Gender Equity Network, Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Gender
The Power of Remembrance: Political parties, memory and learning about the past in Lebanon forumZFD, Centre for Applied Research in Education at Notre Dame University 2016

This report investigates the use of memory by political parties in Lebanon in the political and educational domains.

The study was carried out in collaboration with forumZFD Lebanon and... [read more]

History of Conflicts and Political Violence Education, Conflict Resolution
Hizbollah’s Syria Conundrum International Crisis Group 2017

When Hizbollah – the Lebanese “Party of God” – threw its fighters into Syria in 2013, it sought primarily to save itself. Had the Assad regime collapsed or been defeated by U.S.-backed regional... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Conflict Resolution
The Burden of Scarce Opportunities: The Social Stability Context in Central and West Bekaa United Nations Development Program (UNDP) 2017

This report introduces the conflict context in the Central Bekaa region. The area is of geostrategic importance as it contains the main border crossing to Syria and the Damascus highway, the... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Safety & Security
Glocalizing humanitarian interventions in Lebanon: A reflexive look into innovative practices in times of crises. A compilation of papers Lebanon Support 2017

These papers have been published in the framework of Lebanon Support and Amel Association’s joint call for publications “... [read more]

Humanitarian Knowledge Base Refugees, Civil Society Development