The Head Out of the Sand

Addressing the legal and practical options

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) published together a policy paper, entitled “The Head Out of the Sand – Addressing the legal and practical options”, authored by George Ghali. The study investigates the Syrian refugee situation in Lebanon, focusing on the legal framework regarding refugee identification, settlements, and labor restrictions.

Political Party Mapping in Lebanon Ahead of the 2018 Elections

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung published a comprehensive mapping of political parties ahead of the 2018 elections.

Who are Lebanon`s First-time Voters?

Results of a countrywide voter profile survey on the attitudes and opinions of the Lebanese Youth towards the upcoming elections

Lebanon 2018: Elections to what end?

The policy paper number 16 published by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Maison du Futur, “Lebanon 2018: Elections to what end?” is authored by Professor Joseph Maïla. The study investigates the upcoming elections, focusing on the new electoral law and its repercussions for the formation of a new parliament.

Financial Developments in 2017

Between the Burden of the Tax Basket and the Risks of Inflated Public Spending

The policy paper number 15 between the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Maison du Futur, “Financial developments in 2017 - Between the burden of the tax basket and the risks of inflated public spending”, is authored by Roger Melki. The study highlights the impact of new taxes on budget stability and on economic growth.

Unter erhöhtem Reformdruck

Der Libanon vor den kommenden internationalen Geber- und Investorenkonferenzen

In den kommenden Wochen werden drei internationale Geber- und Investorenkon-ferenzen zur Unterstützung des Libanon stattfinden: Die Rom II-Konferenz, die für den 15. März 2018 angesetzt ist, dient der Unterstützung der libanesischen Armee und der Sicherheitskräfte, die Paris IV- (CEDRE ) am 6. April 2018 dient der Förderung der libanesischen Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur und die Brüssel II-Konferenz, anberaumt für den 24./25. April 2018, dient der Unterstützung des Landes im Rahmen der seit 2011 anhaltenden Flüchtlingskrise.

Decentralization in Lebanon

A Benchmark Study and the Way Forward

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Democratic Renewal Movement published a policy paper on “Decentralization in Lebanon: A Benchmark Study and the Way Forward”.

Managing religious Diversity in democratic Systems

A Roadmap towards a civil State in Lebanon

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Democratic Renewal Movement published a policy paper on “Managing religious diversity in democratic systems; a roadmap towards a civil state in Lebanon.” The policy paper was presented and discussed at a panel discussion on the 28th of October 2017.



The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the American University of Beirut, Issam Fares Institute, published together a policy study under the topic “You can stay in Beirut. Towards inclusive housing policies”.

Comprehensive Voter's Guide

According to Law 44/2017

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the NGO Advanced Democracy for Sustainable Peace published a booklet about the new electoral law before the upcoming parliamentary elections on May 6th 2018.