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UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People focuses its operations particularly on Governance, Productive Livelihoods, Environment and Infrastructure.Emphasis is placed on three geographic areas where the needs and the challenges the greatest in achieving sustainable human development and statehood: the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and Area C.

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Poverty Reduction

  • Deprived Families Economic Empowerment Programme

    The objective of the Programme is to improve the living conditions of economically deprived and socially marginalized Palestinian families

  • Export Development for Palestinian Businesses in the West Bank

    The export development project aims at increasing export opportunities for Palestinian businesses, especially businesses owned by women, in sectors with export and income-generating potential in the West Bank. The project is focused on ensuring the sustainable provision of high quality export support services that meet the needs of Palestinian firms and enable them to export successfully.

  • Al Fakhoora Dynamics

    Al Fakhoora dynamic Futures Programme aims at building a cadre of educated and trained leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually able, and professionally skilled to become the community, business, and national leaders of the future. The programme, which targets Palestinian postsecondary students of underserved backgrounds, avails opportunities for them to actualize their potential by overcoming socioeconomic, political and cultural limitations and enable them to become productive members in the society.

  • Future Generations

    The Future Generation in East Jerusalem project aims at building, from among Palestinian students a cadre of educated and trained leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually able and professionally skilled to become community business and national leaders. Through the project, 16 schools in East Jerusalem will be receiving 900 Classmate devices from UNDP, as well trainings for students, teachers, education officials and practitioners on how to utilize those devices.

  • Infrastructure development

    UNDP’s infrastructure programmes and projects are developed and implemented in line with the Palestinian National Development Plan with the main goal of supporting economic and social development in the occupied Palestinian territory in preparation for statehood. UNDP’s targeted strategic infrastructure interventions are focused on five sectors including energy, transport, housing, education and health.

  • Poverty oriented infrastructure KFW

  • Jerusalem House Rehabilitation

    The Jerusalem House Rehabilitation project aims at enhancing access to effective social, economic and public services and utilities. More than 80 homes have been restored so far.

  • Establishment of Public Library in East Jerusalem

    The project’s objective is to reinforce the role of culture in East Jerusalem towards promoting national identity through the establishment and operation of public libraries. The establishment of the public library in East Jerusalem is funded by the Royal Charity Organization - Kingdom of Bahrain.

Democratic Governance

  • Supporting Rule of Law and Access to Justice for the Palestinian People

    UNDP’s Rule of Law and Access to Justice Programme aims at the gradual development of justice mechanisms as the Palestinian people prepare for statehood. The programme is worth USD 20,000,000 and funded by the Governments of Sweden, Netherlands,Canada, UNDP/BCPR, Japan and Luxemborg

  • Support to the Palestinian Legislative Council

    The project is intended to support and strengthen the capacity of the Palestinian Legislative Council Secretariat in functioning as a typical legislature upon the resumption of the currently suspended parliamentary business. The project is fully funded by the European Union for a total budget of 1.4 million Euro.

  • Construction of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building

    The Construction of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building project is in line with Palestinian Strategic Plans which focus on enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the government and strengthening public institutions through the reform of the public sector legislative framework, physical, organizational and institutional development and civil service management.

  • Support civil society in Jerusalem

    The programme goal is to sustain, maintain and develop the communities in Jerusalem to better deal with the adverse environment they live in. The programme contributes in establishing a new model that allows meaningful engagement with organizations to upgrade and enhance the quality and quantity of services provided and channel more International funds to the city.

  • Effective Palestinian Institutions

    This project is part of UNDP’s Supporting Governance for Palestinian Statehood Programme which focuses on three principle areas to support governance for Statehood, namely, strengthen public institutions, foster civic engagement in national planning and policy processes, and strengthen national and international advocacy platforms for the State of Palestine. The ultimate goal is to strengthen Palestinian aspirations to achieve a functioning, accountable and independent State.

  • Support civil society and youth

    The project aims at promoting social accountability, which emerges through actions by citizens and civil society organization (CSOs), as well as efforts by government, media, private sector and other actors to support and respond to these actions. Youth will take the lead in monitoring municipal performance in the three selected pilot municipalities of Beit Fajjar, Jericho and Qalqylia in the West Bank, as well as Nusseirat municipality in the Gaza Strip.

  • Community Resilience and Development Programme

    This programme is designed to address the challenges in Area C and East Jerusalem. Its objective is thus to empower local stakeholders, through the most suitable partners, to respond with resilience to threats that affect their sustenance on the land.

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Construction of 100 Housing Units in Gaza

    he project will contribute to reducing the suffering of over 700 of Palestinians who are now without homes as their houses have been totally destroyed. The project aims to provide alternate housing to 100 families in the north of the Gaza Strip in addition to a school, a mosque and physical infrastructure (roads, water, waste water networks and electricity networks).

  • UXO clearance and rubble removal in Gaza

    The overall goal of the project is to bring immediate relief, recovery, and support to the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip through the restoration of essential services and livelihoods. In addition, it will safeguard public health and environment and create emergency employment opportunities.

  • UXO clearance and solid waste services improvement

    The project aims at reducing threats to public health through clearance and safe disposal of UXOs, and management of municipal solid waste including construction debris in environmentally sound manner.

  • Access coordination

    The Access Coordination and Monitoring Project was established in December 2010 to facilitate and account for the entry of materials used for UNDP projects in Gaza, in support of the recovery and reconstruction process. The Access project has managed to inject new life into 44 construction projects that were frozen in the Gaza Strip due to lack of materials. The value of these projects is over USD 22 million.

  • Construction of 300 Housing Units in Gaza

    The project will contribute to reducing the suffering of about 300 families who are now without homes as their housing units have been totally destroyed.

  • Facilitating Access to Infrastructure Resilience (FAIR)

    The FAIR programme is a multi-donor platform which aims to empower and strengthen national institutions to plan and deliver essential public and social Infrastructure in Area C and East Jerusalem through providing increased access to sustainable, equitable and affordable infrastructure.

HIV and Development

  • HIV and AIDS - Scaling up universal access to prevention, treatment and care

    The programme focuses on prevention of HIV and AIDS in the oPt and vulnerability reduction with most at risk population groups as well as strengthening the capacities and systems of the national counterparts in order to provide stronger response. Access to treatment will be increased through this programme.

Women's Empowerment

Environment and Energy

  • Emergency Water Supply and Rehabilitation Programme

    The Emergency Water Supply and Rehabilitation programme aims to improve the quality of life and health conditions through developing and improving water supply services and facilities in both Rafah and Northern Governorates in the Gaza Strip. The project will also serve residents of the poor camps, suburbs and rural areas surrounding the City of Rafah.

  • UXO clearance and rubble removal in Gaza

    The overall goal of the project is to bring immediate relief, recovery, and support to the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip through the restoration of essential services and livelihoods. In addition, it will safeguard public health and environment and create emergency employment opportunities.

  • UXO clearance and solid waste services improvement

    The project aims at reducing threats to public health through clearance and safe disposal of UXOs, and management of municipal solid waste including construction debris in environmentally sound manner.

  • Upgrading Water Systems in Jericho and Hebron

    The project aims at providing reliable and safe source of potable water supply to the residents of Jericho and Hebron through the upgrading of water supply and distribution systems in both cities.

  • Renewable Energy Generation through Solar Panels - Gaza

    UNDP with funds from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), provided a sustainable energy source through the installation of solar panels in schools, healthcare and water facilities.

Human Development

  • Emergency Water Supply and Rehabilitation Programme

    The Emergency Water Supply and Rehabilitation programme aims to improve the quality of life and health conditions through developing and improving water supply services and facilities in both Rafah and Northern Governorates in the Gaza Strip. The project will also serve residents of the poor camps, suburbs and rural areas surrounding the City of Rafah.

  • UXO clearance and rubble removal in Gaza

    The overall goal of the project is to bring immediate relief, recovery, and support to the Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip through the restoration of essential services and livelihoods. In addition, it will safeguard public health and environment and create emergency employment opportunities.

  • UXO clearance and solid waste services improvement

    The project aims at reducing threats to public health through clearance and safe disposal of UXOs, and management of municipal solid waste including construction debris in environmentally sound manner.

  • Upgrading Water Systems in Jericho and Hebron

    The project aims at providing reliable and safe source of potable water supply to the residents of Jericho and Hebron through the upgrading of water supply and distribution systems in both cities.

  • Renewable Energy Generation through Solar Panels - Gaza

    UNDP with funds from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), provided a sustainable energy source through the installation of solar panels in schools, healthcare and water facilities.

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Development for Freedom - Consolidated Plan of Assistance 2012 - 2014
Development for Freedom

The report provides an overview of UNDP/PAPP’s on-going and planned programmes in the sectors of democratic governance and the rule of law; economic empowerment of the most vulnerable and private sector investment; environment and management of natural resources; and public and social infrastructure.

 

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