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
63% Favor A Temporary Military Takeover and A Referendum on Lebanon's Identity Information International 2007

The Lebanese people are divided behind their zu'ama (leaders), who always disagree over national and critical matters in order to protect their status and interests. Recently, some politicians... [read more]

Public Sector Development, Education, Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights
Numbers for The Lebanese Memory Information International 2009

Parliamentary elections of 2009 and the year 2008 in review. The evenings of tuesday and Wednesday, April 7/8 marked the last day to register as a candidate for the Lebanese Parliamentary... [read more]

Trade & Finance, Education, Culture & Tourism, Elections
14% of Lebanese Read Books 41% of Lebanese Ready To Use Arms Information International 2007

Events and experiences over the past years have confirmed that Lebanon is not a "country" in the legal and political context of the term but an "agreement" between 18 confessions to live on one... [read more]

Multiculturalism, Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights
The Meltdown: 135,000 Lebanese Youths Towards Emigration! Information International 2007

In the previous issue, Information International surveyed the opinion of the Lebanes on various issues, namely their political belonging, their position toward Hizbullah's arms and rearmament of... [read more]

Mobility, Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights
البعثة الصحية المتخصصة الموفدة من قبل منظمة الصحة العالمية إلى قطاع غزة World Health Organization (WHO) 2009

في 21 كانون الثاني/يناير 2009 اعتمد المجلس التنفيذي لمنظمة الصحة العالمية القرار م ت124 ق 4 الذي طلب إلى المديرة العامة لمنظمة الصحة العالمية أن توفد بعثة صحية متخصصة إلى غزة للوقوف على الاحتياجات... [read more]

Agriculture, Growth and Poverty Reduction UK Department for International Development (DFID) 2004

History shows that different rates of poverty reduction over the past 40 years have been closely related to differences in agricultural performance – particularly the rate of growth of... [read more]

Agriculture & Rural Development
Of War, Siege and Lebanon: Women’s voices from the Middle East and South Asia Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR) – New Ways 2006

This resourse, assembled by Women for Women's Human Rights (WWHR) - New Ways, is a compilation of texts written by Evelyne Accad, Pinar Ilkkaracan, Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Dina Siddiqi and... [read more]

Gender Equity Network Gender
The Environmental, Social, and Health Dimensions of Urban Expansion International Institute for Sustainability and the Consortium for the Study of Rapidly Urbanizing Regions 2004

In the coming decades, the world’s rapid urbanization will be one of the greatest challenges to ensuring human welfare and a viable global environment. According to current estimates, cities... [read more]

Urban Planning Development, Economic Development, Environment & Ecology, Health
Human Rights Conditions in Lebanon - Civil Society Considerations in Light of Universal Periodic Review Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) 2010

This publication is a compilation of reports prepared by group of civil society organizations in light of the review of Lebanon under the first-cycle of Universal Periodic Review(2010). The... [read more]

Civil Society Resources Democracy, Citizenship & Civic Rights, Civil Society Development, Human Rights & Protection
Access to Information, Transparency and Accountability United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Division for Public Administration and Development Management (UN DESA DPADM) 2004

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, grants to everyone the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas... [read more]

Right to information, Coordination & Information Management