Development for Freedom
Consolidated Plan of Assistance
2012 - 2014
06.05.2013 - Providing Opportunities for the Poor: In a concerted effort to combat poverty in the occupied Palestinian territory, and under the auspices of H.E. Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian Authority UNDP launched the second phase of the Deprived Families Economic Empowerment Programme (DEEP) generously funded by Arab Funds through the Islamic Development Bank for the amount of USD 50 million. DEEP has changed the lives of thousands of Palestinian households by supporting them to become self-employed through seed capital, technical assistance, and micro-finance. It was also able to contribute over USD 20 million per year to Palestinian GDP during the past five years. More
03.05.2013 - Birzeit University and UNDP Sign Agreement to Support Anti-Corruption Efforts in the occupied Palestinian territory:The Institute of Law at Birzeit University and the United Nations Development Programme signed a partnership agreement as part of its joint UNDP/EUPOL COPPS Programme to implement a comprehensive training programme, aimed at reinforcing principles of good governance, transparency and accountability in anti-corruption efforts.More
03.05.2013 - The Government of Belgium and the United Nations Development Programme sign an Exchange of Letters in Support of Climate Change in the occupied Palestinian territory:The Government of Belgium and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an exchange of letters worth over Euro 1.45 million on Friday 03 May 2013 for enhancing Palestinian capacities in mainstreaming environment and climate change in the occupied Palestinian territory. “Strengthening institutional capacities are key to increasing the responsiveness of Palestinian institutions to be able to serve the Palestinian community for better environmental management and protection,” said Mr Frode Mauring UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator. More
30.04.2013 - The Ministry of National Economy and the United Nations Development Programme sign an Exchange of Letters funded by the Government of Japan: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Palestinian Industrial Estate and Free Zone Authority (PIEFZA), in the presence of the Representative Office of Japan to the Palestinian Authority, signed an exchange of letters worth USD 884,513 for the construction of an electrical substation for the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park (JAIP). “The Jordan Valley is considered the Eastern Gate to the occupied Palestinian territory but it faces many challenges,” said Frode Mauring, UNDP Special Representative of the Administrator. “This industrial zone will contribute to human development and Palestinian livelihoods and is essential to creating a viable Palestinian Economy”. More
24.04.2013 - Palestinian Authority Committed to Strengthening Palestinian Police Accountability:Officials from the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) conducted a workshop to discuss the draft national strategy for Palestinian police accountabilitytogether with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Coordinating Office for Palestinian Police Support (EUPOL COPPS) at the Red Crescent Conference Centre in Ramallah. The first of its kind in the Arab world, the new strategy aims at enhancing public trust and strengthening accountability within PCP, in addition to raising awareness about the role and mandate of Palestinian Civil police. More
18.04.2013 - UNDP Regional Director Renews UNDP's Commitment to the Palestinian Development Process: Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director of RBAS Ms Sima Bahous visited the occupied Palestinian territory between 12 – 17 April 2013. During her visit, Ms Bahous met with Prime Minister Fayyad and Ministers of Planning and Foreign Affairs to exchange views on supporting the Palestinian development process through UNDP. She also met with representatives from civil society and other UNDP development partners in addition to visiting UNDP projects in East Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza Strip. UNDP, over the past 35 years, has been able to positively contribute to improving the Palestinian people’s livelihoods and support their resilience and development through implementing programmes and vital services for a total value of more than one billion dollars.
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UNDP's Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People is a responsive development agency that works together with the Palestinian people to fulfil their aspiration for sustainable human development based on self-determination, equality and freedom.
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