Next Generation Lebanon explores the attitudes, aspirations and needs of Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian youth across the country, 30 years on from the civil war and Taif Accord. 

Two pieces of research have been conducted between 2019 and 2021 to highlight and understand how the rapid changes experienced in Lebanon are impacting the lives of young people in Lebanon today.

Next Generation Lebanon (2020) looks at the experiences and opinions of youth across the country, 30 years on from the civil war and at the beginning of the 17 October Uprising (‘thawra’).

Next Steps Lebanon (2021) expands on the Next Generation Lebanon (2020) research to explore the livelihoods of young people in Lebanon in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Beirut Port explosion of August 2020 and the ongoing political tensions and economic challenges.


Next Generation Lebanon (2020): Connecting Research to Development (CRD)

Next Steps Lebanon (2021): Qualisus Consulting


Next Generation is a global research programme initiated in countries that are experiencing a period of significant change, with the purpose of ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and their interests properly represented in decisions that will have lasting implications for their lives.

The research projects examine young people’s views around education, employment and lifestyle, as well as uncovering their hopes and fears for their country, their degree of international engagement and views on the wider world, and the values and beliefs that affect their lives.