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
Local Governance Under Pressure Oxfam 2016

Since the onset of the crisis in Syria in 2011, Lebanon has faced numerous spill over effects. The historically fragile Lebanese structure and economy are struggling to accommodate approximately... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Quality of Life, Policy Interventions
Social Cohesion and Governance Programming in Lebanon – Testing Theories of Change and Impact Evaluation Mercy Corps 2015

With the Syrian crisis in its fourth year, tensions between Lebanese host communities and refugees are high. After years of strain on employment, social services and resources, and the continued... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees
Resilience in the Face of Crisis: Rooting Resilience in the Realities of the Lebanese Experience International Alert 2015

Since 2011, Lebanon has seen a huge influx of refugees fleeing the violence in Syria and currently hosts the biggest number of Syrian refugees in the world. Faced with waves of violence,... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Quality of Life
Engaging Municipalities in the Response to the Syria Refugee Crisis in Lebanon Mercy Corps 2014

The population shift from Syria, as a result of the Syrian Crisis, is causing enormous pressure on host communities and exacerbating instability factors. In an in-depth assessments in 12... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Policy Interventions
Drivers of Instability, Conflict and Radicalization: A Snapshot From Akker 2016

The influence of terrorist groups operating on the Lebanese-Syrian border, Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria, and the increasing sense of humiliation and powerlessness amongst Sunnis since... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Safety & Security
Lebanese Communities Hosting Syrian Refugees 2014

REACH undertook an assessment of host community needs in Akkar Governorate, one of Lebanon’s most underdeveloped regions. With approximately one-third of the population of Akkar consisting of... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Quality of Life
Lebanon: Looking Ahead in Times of Crisis: Taking Stock of the Present to Urgently Build Sustainable Options for the Future Oxfam 2015

Considerable analysis has been undertaken to date on the challenges and impacts on and of Syrian refugees in Lebanon – including by Oxfam – but the bulk of this analysis is seen through the lens... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Quality of Life
How People Talk About the Lebanon Wars: A Study of the Perceptions and Expectations of Residents in Greater Beirut International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) 2014

This report examines variations in wartime experiences and the attitudes of residents in Greater Beirut regarding measures to confront Lebanon’s legacy of political violence. It documents how... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Recovery & Reconstruction, Conflict Resolution
Social Cohesion and Intergroup Relations: Syrian Refugees and Lebanese Nationals in the Bekaa and Akkar Save The Children 2014

This report focuses on Save the Children’s Casual Labour Initiative (CLI) and its impact on intercommunity social cohesion. It aims to 1) evaluate the CLI project design and implementation, assess... [read more]

Migration, Mobility and Circulation, Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Safety & Security
The Social Stability Context in the Nabatieh & Bint Jbeil Qazas United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2016

This report presents a brief analysis of the social stability context in the Qazas of Nabatieh and Bint Jbeil in the Nabatieh governorate, a sparsely populated religiously and politically... [read more]

Conflict Analysis Project Refugees, Safety & Security, Human Rights & Protection