Our Projects

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.

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. DEEP is a USD 121 million poverty-reduction programme funded through the Islamic Development Bank.To date, the programme has created 12,000 permanent employment opportunities and helped more than 66,000 families graduate from poverty to economic self-reliance.

  • 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

    This grassroots programme is the first of its kind in the occupied Palestinian territory. While it initially was formulated as relief programme, it has matured into a significant development programme that targets priority social and economic infrastructure needs of Palestinian communities directly, while simultaneously improving access to a variety of services to beneficiary communities and creating short and long term employment generation opportunities. The programme, funded by the Government of Germany through the German Development, has over 659 projects across the oPt and created approximately 900,000 short term workdays.

  • 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.

  • Rapid Support for Small Infrastructure in the West Bank (RSSI-HIMII)

    The project builds upon the long and historical Government of Japan to the Palestinian people. The current interventions cover agriculture, water, roads and electricity in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

  • Rapid Support for Small Infrastructure in the West Bank

    The aim of this initiative is to provide increased access to sustainable, equitable and affordable social, public and economic infrastructure, and to generate employment and visible impact on the ground with emphasis on increased job creation opportunities, coupled with a strengthened and developed private sector.

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.

  • Strengthening the Rule of Law in the oPt

    The Joint Rule of Law Programme was launched on 01 May 2014 and works on both the ‘supply’ and ‘demand’ side of enforcing the rule of law. This means that it works on improving service delivery by building resilient justice and security institutions (‘supply’), whilst at the same time improving the public’s ability to access such services and hold duty-bearers to account (‘demand’).

  • Support to Youth and Sports Sector in the Gaza Strip

    The project will, through sports activities, alleviate youths’ frustrations and bottled feelings as a result of living under the blockade. It will provide the space for young people (male and female) from different refugee camps and towns in the Gaza Strip to be engaged, through watching and supporting sport activities.

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.

  • Right to Education in Gaza

    The Right to Education programme aims to reconstruct and rehabilitate educational facilities that were damaged and destroyed during the 2014 hostilities on Gaza, increase the capacity for mental health care in Gaza and restore the hope of youth for increased prospects of employment through e-work.

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.

  • Construction of Khan Younis Waste Water Treatment Plant

    The project seeks to construct a comprehensive, functional and operational wastewater treatment plant at a flow capacity of 26,600 cubic metres per day to serve over 340,000 residents of Khan Younis for 2018 as a first phase of operation. The implementation, construction and co-financing of the USD 58 million Plant is through UNDP with funds from the Government of Japan and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development through the Islamic Development Bank.

  • Enhancing Capacities of Palestinian Institutions in Mainstreaming Environment and Climate Change

    The project aims at enhancing the capacities of Palestinian institutions to mainstream and address the challenges of climate change in the areas of reporting, mitigation and adaptation. The Euro 1,455,550 project is funded by the Government of Belgium and implemented by UNDP using the Global Environment Facility (GEF/SGP) modality.

  • Fostering Cooperation on Water Management between Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli Water Authorities

    The main objective of this project is the generation of quantitative data on current and future water availability in the sub-region of the Core Parties in light of the possible impact of climate change and possible changes in land use patterns and water resources. The project is funded by the EU for the amount of USD 411,790.

  • Resilience Against Natural Disasters

    Resilience against Natural Disaster “RAND” aims at promoting a culture for disaster risk prevention, mitigation and preparedness in the State of Palestine. The project focuses on developing institutional and legal frameworks for disaster risk management in the State of Palestine.

  • Rubble and Debris Management Programme in the Gaza Strip

    The project aims at bringing immediate relief, recovery, and support to the Gaza population through the restoration of essential services and livelihoods, while safeguarding public health and the environment, and creating emergency employment opportunities.

  • Rehabilitation of Water Facilities Project in Area C of the West Bank

    This project falls under the national priorities for the enhancement and upgrading of irrigation systems to increase efficiency of water use and development of agricultural services related to irrigated farming. It consists of a group of integrated interventions, which seek to jointly reduce the cost of water, improve its accessibility, and enhance its use and management efficiency and effectiveness.

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.

  • Construction of Khan Younis Waste Water Treatment Plant

    The project seeks to construct a comprehensive, functional and operational wastewater treatment plant at a flow capacity of 26,600 cubic metres per day to serve over 340,000 residents of Khan Younis for 2018 as a first phase of operation. The implementation, construction and co-financing of the USD 58 million Plant is through UNDP with funds from the Government of Japan and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development through the Islamic Development Bank.

  • Enhancing Capacities of Palestinian Institutions in Mainstreaming Environment and Climate Change

    The project aims at enhancing the capacities of Palestinian institutions to mainstream and address the challenges of climate change in the areas of reporting, mitigation and adaptation. The Euro 1,455,550 project is funded by the Government of Belgium and implemented by UNDP using the Global Environment Facility (GEF/SGP) modality.

  • Fostering Cooperation on Water Management between Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli Water Authorities

    The main objective of this project is the generation of quantitative data on current and future water availability in the sub-region of the Core Parties in light of the possible impact of climate change and possible changes in land use patterns and water resources. The project is funded by the EU for the amount of USD 411,790.

  • Resilience Against Natural Disasters

    Resilience against Natural Disaster “RAND” aims at promoting a culture for disaster risk prevention, mitigation and preparedness in the State of Palestine. The project focuses on developing institutional and legal frameworks for disaster risk management in the State of Palestine.

  • Rubble and Debris Management Programme in the Gaza Strip

    The project aims at bringing immediate relief, recovery, and support to the Gaza population through the restoration of essential services and livelihoods, while safeguarding public health and the environment, and creating emergency employment opportunities.

  • Rehabilitation of Water Facilities Project in Area C of the West Bank

    This project falls under the national priorities for the enhancement and upgrading of irrigation systems to increase efficiency of water use and development of agricultural services related to irrigated farming. It consists of a group of integrated interventions, which seek to jointly reduce the cost of water, improve its accessibility, and enhance its use and management efficiency and effectiveness.