Democratic Governance

  • Supporting Rule of Law and Access to Justice for the Palestinian PeopleSupporting Rule of Law and Access to Justice for the Palestinian PeopleUNDP’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 CouncilSupport to the Palestinian Legislative CouncilThe 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 BuildingConstruction of Ministry of Foreign Affairs BuildingThe 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 JerusalemSupport civil society in JerusalemThe 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 InstitutionsEffective Palestinian InstitutionsThis 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.


UNDP works extensively in this field primarily to develop institutions and processes that are not only reflective of the will of the people, but also responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens, particularly the poor. UNDP’s governance portfolio has worked to encourage the increased participation and inclusion of women in all branches of government. UNDP also places emphasis on local governance and public administration, in addion to private sector development..

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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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