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ICNL’s resources and information on Lebanon.

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Civic Freedom Monitor


Last updated: 22 May 2023

Lebanon’s civil society predates independence in 1943. It first contributed to the establishment of education and academic institutio [...]

Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index

The index, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development for twenty years, documents the development of civil society in seventy-one countries around the world, including Lebanon. ICNL and FHI 360 work with local partners to produce the index annually.


FATF in the Middle East and North Africa

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With support from the Ford Foundation, ICNL launched a project from February 2020 through October 2022 to address FATF and ... Read More

AML/CTF Regulations in Lebanon

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This report by ICNL partner SEEDS for Legal Initiatives provides an overview of AML/CFT and NPO regulations in Lebanon, FATF ... Read More

Climate Change and Civic Space in MENA

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This study maps laws and regulations that impact civic spaces, participation, and assembly specifically as it relates to climate change ... Read More


Advancing Women’s Rights from the Ground Up

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Women civil society advocates have long struggled against gender-specific barriers to their work. This story explores how ICNL and our ... Read More

Promoting Public Participation in Lebanon

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ICNL partnered with the Lebanese Oil and Gas Initiative (LOGI), a civil society organization promoting transparent management of oil and ... Read More

Middle Eastern and North African Government Responses to COVID-19

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This page provides information on Middle Eastern and North African government responses to the coronavirus, using information from the COVID-19 ... Read More

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